"Dealing With The Junk In Our Lives"
By Bob Luton
With our upcoming church garage sale in the back of my mind, I wondered about the junk we let clutter up our lives... and spirits. So Paul and I are preaching a short sermon series starting Jan. 8th with that theme... in both services. After we bring the junk in our homes to church for the sale, we will be also be thinking in worship about the junk which clutters our spiritual lives. But... in the Fellowship Hall service, we’ll use the junk around us (for at least one week) like an adult children’s sermon!
In that service we will use the surrounding junk in the Fellowship Hall as a symbol of the things which get between us and God... and between us and each other. We can look at it, talk about it, and learn from it! Then we can celebrate something like a "little Easter" when the junk is gone.
Some folks never give their junk to God, entering worship for many years, mentally leaving their junk at the church door on the way in, and then picking it back up again on the way out. And they just can’t figure out why they don’t feel any better.
So, for at least two weeks, beginning on Sun. January 8th, you can literally...
* bring your garage sale junk to church with you
* drop it off in the Fellowship Hall
* worship right there with it in the Contemporary Service or
* worship in the traditional sanctuary service if that’s your preference
* and then after worship… leave home without it in more ways than one!
Let’s "Deal With The Junk In Our Lives Together!"
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