Cleaning House – The Saturday Morning Post by Pastor Ted Stahl

Good morning. Does your shed look like mine? I just cleaned it out a few weeks ago. It’s just a little cluttered. I mean you CAN walk around in it if you pull a few things out. Sometimes we get too bogged down with clutter. Not just in our sheds, but in our lives too. The clutter in our lives can cause us to loose focus on the things of life that are really important. Jesus was great at removing clutter. We find this in John chapter 2…

And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.” (John 2:13-17)

Sometimes we just need to clean house, clean the temple that God gave us to be a steward over. “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1Cor 6:19-20)

What can we do? Clean house. We need to get rid of the garbage, the clutter which has crept into our lives…

SPIRITUALLY. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

MENTALLY. Philippians 4:8 tells us, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

PHYSICALLY. In Philippians 4:9 Paul wrote, “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Peace. (Philippians 4:6-9)

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