Message Text: Colossians 3:7-11
When you hear the words “dirty laundry” what comes to mind? Piles of clothes in your basement? Family secrets, public scandals, hidden sins, Don Henley from the 80s, or maybe Carrie Underwood more recently?
When I find my clothes are out of style, no longer fit, or stained beyond hope, I remove them from my closet so I don’t easily grab them and put them on. Dirty clothes don’t belong on our bodies and they don’t belong in the closet. The Apostle Paul uses the term for discarding or putting off dirty clothes to describe what we should do with our sins.
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Because of this unity, because we have the same Holy Spirit in us, we must throw off these old rags, these dirty clothes, these sins that tear people apart and cause division and have no place in the church or in the lives of believers. Get rid of this dirty laundry. Get it out of your closet so you are not tempted to put it back on again.