I John 1:5-10
You may have heard of a couple named Harry and Sally who met and fell in love, and even though they want to marry they each held a dark secret that they were afraid to share with each other.
Sally had a terrible case of bad breath and she always kept mints and mouthwash on hard, and she was careful to keep her mouth shut when she was close to him.
On the other hand, Harry had a bad case of smelly feet. He never took his shoes off in public and he feared what would happen once he got married.
Well, although Sally and Harry were anxious to get married, neither once could bring themselves to tell the other one of their tragic secret. But finally they married and headed off for the honeymoon. That evening in their hotel room they began to unpack and dress for bed.
Harry, at the last minute, ran into one bathroom and vigorously scrubbed his feet. Sally ran to the other bathroom and vigorously brushed her teeth. They came back and sat on the edge of the bed realizing she could finally hold it no longer, and knowing she would have to tell him of her terrible secret, she slid over very close to him and said to him, "Harry, I have a confession to make. "He said, "Sally, I know what it is, you've eaten my socks."
The great evangelist, Billy Sunday, from the beginning of his ministry until his death in 1935 was relentless in his attacks on sin. He was fond of saying, "I'm against sin.
I'll kick it as long as I've got a foot, and I'll fight it as long as I've got a fist.
I'll butt it as long as I've got a head. I'll bite it as long as I've got a tooth.
When I'm old and fist less and footless and toothless, I'll gum it till I go home to Glory it goes home to perdition."
When it comes to sin in our life, it is something that we must deal with until we go home to glory. Sin must be dealt with day by day.
I. A CLEANSING THAT IS CERTAIN
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to ...
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