Taking out the garbage: probably not on the top ten favorite pastimes list for most people. It is, nonetheless, an essential chore that helps assure the health and cleanliness of our home. This chore, left undone, will come back to haunt you pretty quickly; it stinks, draws bugs and mice, and breeds germs, not to mention how unsightly it is. You can plug your nose or spray copious amount of Lysol or Febreeze to mask the odor, or cover the smelly mess with black plastic and pretend it’s not there. You can just ignore it all you want and hope it will just vanish on its own, but all of these ploys won’t change the facts – you have a house full of garbage that needs to be dealt with. What’s more, the trash, unfortunately for you, will not march itself out to the garbage bin and vanish on its own. The nasty stuff will simply not go away until we stop trying to deny that the trash is there or trying to cover it up and take steps to get rid of it. In the same way garbage can build up in our houses if we are not diligent to take out the trash on a regular basis, our lives can begin to overflow with excess garbage as well. Just like we need to remove the trash from our homes we need to “take out the garbage” in our lives. In this week’s message Pastor Marlan helps us identify the garbage we may have laying around and gives us some practical steps to get rid of it. Click on the arrow to listen to the message.
Here is Sunday’s Bulletin as well. Note the upcoming events so you won’t miss any of them.