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Sin in the Mirror (6 of 11)
Series: Arise and Build
Pastor Jeff Schreve
If you have your Bibles, please turn to Nehemiah chapter 5. Nehemiah is in the Old Testament. Go to Psalms and turn left and you'll run into it if you keep turning left. If you hit Genesis, you've gone too far. Let's pray. Father, we love You. We thank You for being a good God to us. We thank You for Your faithfulness. We thank You for Your mercy and Your grace. And we ask You, Lord, to speak now through Your Word and that hearts would be touched by the power of the Holy Spirit. And, Lord, that we would respond at the invitation time to You with an everlasting, immediate yes. In Jesus' name, amen.
When I was a kid, I can still remember the first time I came across a special mirror. My oldest sister had this kind of mirror. I had never seen it before. It was kind of like this mirror. It had one side that was a regular mirror. And, obviously, I'd seen that before as a kid. But then, when you'd flip it over, it had this magnification. It was a, a magnifying mirror. And, ah, I found out later that it was one that women like to use for makeup and things like that. They can look into it and see their eyes a lot more clearly and, and, ah, find out, okay, ah, where's the imperfection? Where is the hair that needs to be tweezed? Where is the blemish that needs to be covered over? That's how they would use that. And I thought it was really, really cool - a magnifying mirror.
Now let me ask you a question. See, my sister - that's this side. My sister would never go out of the house unless she had spent some time in front of this thing. How many people spent some time in front of a mirror like this today? Anybody? Ah, just a few of you, huh? That's amazing. The disheveled guy in the back didn't do anything with the mirror. All of us, I think, if we're honest would say, "Yes, I spent a little bit of time in front of the mirror. I mean, I spent some time shaving. And I was look ...
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