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Throw Out the Trash (7 of 10)
Memory Verse. Philippians 3:7&8
But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ... I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ
I want to talk to you for moment about trash and garbage! You know that us men have a hard time with the garbage at the house! A woman once went away on a long weekend retreat with a group of women from her church. About halfway through the final Monday-morning session, she suddenly jumped to her feet and left the room. Concerned, a friend followed her to see what had caused her to leave the meeting so abruptly. She found her friend just as she was hanging up a telephone in the lobby. "Is everything all right?" she asked urgently. "Oh, yes," the woman responded. "I didn't mean to cause you alarm." A bit sheepishly, she added, "I suddenly remembered that its Monday morning trash day." "Trash day? Your husband is still at home. Surely . ." "Yes," the woman interrupted, "but it takes two of us to put out the trash. I can't carry it. And he can't remember it."
Did you ever notice that trash has to be taken out regularly. If not it builds up!
Have you noticed the amount of trash that goes out of your house? The average American makes about 3 pounds of garbage each day. In 1991, a judge fined brothers Geno and Russell Capozziello, owners of a Bridgeport, Connecticut, wrecking company, nearly $900,000 for operating an illegal dump. In 1986, on the empty lots surrounding their facility, the brothers began dumping debris from buildings. Eventually the mound of rubble and muck covered two acres and reached a height of thirty-five feet, the equivalent of a three-story building. The state ordered them to clean it up, but the brothers claimed there was no place to dump it legally in Bridgeport, and they could not afford to have it hauled away. While spending more than $330,000 the previous year to have debris hauled away, they bare ...
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