Cleaning Out the Sin

June 8, 2015

So as I sit here in the church office, ServePro is in our church foyer cleaning up mold that has crept in due to two severe water links in the past month. There are mold spores everywhere, but are invisible to the naked eye. Once those spores come in contact with water and warm air they start to grow and develop into mold that we can see. However, by that time it is too late to do anything other than call in the professionals to clean the mold up and out. Cleaning up mold is a very elaborate process that includes cleaning the carpet, the walls, the air unit, the vents, and other places affected by mold. Sin is a lot like mold. James says in his letter sin is “conceived” “birthed” when our desires give in to temptation. Once that happens, sin like mold, sets in and it becomes too late to do anything. That is when we turn to God who will in turn clean us of our sin. The cleaning agent that God uses is blood, specifically the blood of Jesus. Blood that is “pure and undefiled” according the Apostle Peter. Sin does not have to be a way of life nor does it have to be something that we just live with. God offers a chance to have all things impacted by sin to be made new and clean. Maybe that is what we need today.

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1st John 1:7

VBS 2015

June 5, 2015

Another VBS is in the books and it was wildly successful for us at Hamilton. This marks two consecutive years where our attendance has not been lower than 100. This is saying something considering our location. It was a very tiring, but encouraging week. The most uplifting fact about every VBS is the children. The children that we pick up in our van, the children our church children bring with them, and our adults coming out and supporting our VBS and our children. What made this year’s VBS so unique was our focus on the birth, life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus or in other words the Gospel. Whether it is a VBS, Friends & Family Day, or any other community event we must remember that the purpose is reveal God and what God has done in and through the Son. This VBS did exactly that. We have sown and watered the seed, and we at Hamilton believe that God will give the increase. We are praying the same will happen all over!