Pastor Sandra Kennedy aptly titled the subject, “God is the Redeemer not the condemner”. It is about getting rid of our daily trash. She said God has paid for the trash collector, but each man must take out his or her own trash. We cannot let the trash stay in the house and go out. Because when we come home the trash is still there and stinks! She opened her preaching by quoting from NLT Bible Isaiah 43:25, Micah 7:19, then Jeremiah 29:11, 31:33, 37, Psalm 103:8, Hebrews 1:3, 2 Corinthians 5:17. Pastor Kennedy warned that the devil is the condemner. If anyone condemns, he is walking with the devil. God is Redeemer!
Here is a summary of the action steps we each need to take to get rid of our personal trash:
- be specific about our trash (sins). name them and claim them.
- allow God teach us something from it.
- allow God have our past: forgive, heal, pour oil and wine.
- forgive ourselves. (God has forgiven us and there is no record of it.)
Isaiah 43:25 (NLT)
25 “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.
Micah 7:19 (NLT)
19 Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean!
Jeremiah 29:11New Living Translation (NLT)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 31:33New Living Translation (NLT)
33 “But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.