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Rebels and Rabble-Rousers (3 of 8)
Series: Setting the House in Order
Pastor Jeff Schreve
If you have your Bible, please turn to Titus chapter 1. We're going through the Book of Titus on Wednesday nights, and we're calling this series, "Setting the House in Order." And so, tonight, we want to look at the last few verses of Titus chapter One.
Now, it was several years ago I went to Guatemala on a mission trip and worked with the group there in Guatemala that we have worked with for so many years. And there's a medical mission there and also a school, and so I was working in the hospital there. And one of the doctors that had gone with us invited me to scrub as we were going to do surgery together. And so that was a first for me. And the very first thing I noticed when you get ready to do surgery, even in a third-world country like Guatemala, you spend a lot of time preparing. There was a big basin there, and there was some special soap, and we had to scrub and scrub all the way up to our elbows before we put on the surgical gloves. And I don't know if that woman is still living that I performed the surgery on. Hopefully, she is. Doctor Brown, he had me reach inside her and kind of feel her heart. I had my hand all up inside of this woman because he said, "Feel the heart, but grab anything." I was like, "I'm not wanting to grab anything" (laughter). I'm just trying not to faint!
But, you know, I think it was around the Civil War time that we as a society figured out that there's something called a disease that gets in if you don't scrub up, if you don't clean yourself. You can't allow bacteria to come in when you're doing surgery, when you're opening somebody up, because if that happens the surgery is going to be worse. You know, the cure is worse than the sickness that the person had. But they're going to die for sure because then that stuff gets inside them. So you have to clean up. You can't have any germs in the operating room. Now, in Ch ...
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