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sermonette: Stuff

Do We Have too Much Stuff?
Mike Ford
Given 21-Mar-15; Sermon #1258s; 19 minutes

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Mike Ford, acknowledging that many of us are now in a de-leavening mode, suggests that getting rid of accumulated clutter is a positive goal as we simplify our lives in our preparation of extracting ourselves from the world and following God. Spring cleaning is a custom largely connected to Israelitish nations. Everybody has the carnal habit of accumulating stuff, cluttering up both our physical surroundings, as well as the inner chambers of our minds. As we symbolically apply the practice of de-leavening our homes, we should not elevate symbolism over substance, forgetting that the primary focus is to eradicate sin rather than crumbs. The primary leavening should be removed from our minds where we form the attachments to the physical idols which we have a difficult time discarding. As our ancient forbears were called upon to walk away from their stuff twice, we must be just as ready to walk away from any physical object for which we have developed an inordinate attachment.

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Days of Noah De-leavening mode I Corinthians 5:6-7 Fire and brimstone I Timothy 6:6 George Carlan Kelli Kliy Lot's wife Love my stuff Luke 17:20-26 Origins of spring cleaning Proud of tolerance and mult-culturalism Purging old leaven The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo