Nehemiah Part XIV - Confessing our Sins (9:1-3)
All of us know that the presence of garbage in our homes is inevitable. In both clean homes and dirty homes, food is consumed, messes are made, things break. But in dirty, these messes are left where they lie. And soon they fill the house to overflowing; the stench increases; no one pays a visit; neighbors move away. In a clean home, however, these messes are picked up along the way. So, the home remains clean and habitable.
Relationships operate on the same basic principle. And in relationships the garbage that must be cleaned up is called sin.
Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.