by Fred Lowery

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Series: Tangled
Dr. Fred Lowery
Matthew 9:2; Luke 5:20; John 5:6-8; Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3:1-2; John 10:10; Jeremiah 30:17; Psalm 40:12; Psalm 147:3
April 11, 2010

Did you catch those lyrics? I'm just a well dressed wreck, I'm a made up mess. Working hard to try to impress everyone, all the while inside I'm going to pieces. Anybody identify with that. You know we are always trying to look so good before others but the truth is we are all in the same boat. We are all tangled. We are all broken. We all struggle with habits and hurts and hang ups. No exceptions. Sometimes we cause our tangles. Sometimes others cause our tangles. Sometimes tangles just happen as a part of life and in a sinful world, a fallen world. So tangles are reality. Let me see the whites of your eyes for a minute. Understand me. This series is not for your spouse. It's not for your neighbor. It's not for your friend. It's not for your mother in law, even though she maybe an angel, always up in the air harping about something. This series is for you. Because you are tangled. Say, I am tangled. Say it louder. Didn't it feel better to admit that? You see we hold all this stuff in but the truth is we are tangled and most of our tangles, listen to me, most of our tangles are because of our own making. It's like the small town where the fire truck went to this house and the truck got there and smoke was coming out the upstairs window and so they break through the door and they go up the stairs and they find a man lying in a smoldering bed. And they got the man out of the bed and then they put out the mattress fire and then they turned to the man and asked the obvious question. How did this happen? And the man replied I don't know it was on fire when I lay down on it. Well the truth is if you could kick the person responsible for most of your tangles, you couldn't sit down for a week. See we bring trouble on ourselves. And we begin to g ...

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