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A LOOSE CONNECTION

PSALMS 51:10

10.CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART OH GOD, AND RENEW A

RIGHT SPIRIT WITHIN ME.

THIS PASSAGE OF PSALMS IS MY SECOND MOST FAVORITE PASSAGE IN THE BIBLE. DAVID SEEMS TO HAVE LOST FAVOR WITH GOD AND HE SEEMS TO BE TRYING TO FIX IT.

SO FOR THE NEXT LITTLE WHILE, I WANT YOU TO EMPTY THE STOREHOUSE OF YOUR MINDS WHILE WE ATTEMPT TO SPEAK ON THE SUBJECT, A LOOSE CONNECTION.

I KNOW THAT EACH ONE OF YOU WHO IS OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE OR HAVE DRIVEN FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME HAS AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER EXPERIENCED A TIME WHEN YOU GOT INTO YOUR CAR AND TURNED THE KEY BUT THE STARTER WOULDN’T TURN, THE LIGHTS WOULDN’T COME ON AND THE HORN REFUSED TO BLOW.

THAT SAID TO YOU IF YOU WERE MECHANICALLY INCLINED, THAT YOU HAD A POWER PROBLEM. IF YOU WERE NOT MECHANICALLY INCLINED YOU CALLED A TOWING SERVICE AND WHEN THE DRIVER GOT THERE HE RAISED THE HOOD AND TOOK A LOOK AT THE POWER SUPPLIER, THE BATTERY.

THE CABLES WERE LOOSE AND CORROSION HAD BUILT UP AND WAS BLOCKING OUT THE POWER FROM THE BATTERY TO THE IGNITION.

THE REPAIRMAN SAID TO YOU, NO WONDER YOUR CAR WON’T START, YOU’VE GOT A LOOSE CONNECTION.

HE TOOK A WIRE BRUSH FROM HIS TRUCK AND CLEANED THE BATTERY POST AND INSIDE THE CABLES TO GET RID OF SOME OF THE CORROSION.

THEN HE ADDED WATER TO THE BATTERY TO MAKE SURE IT WOULD CHARGE.

WHEN HE WAS FINISHED YOU GOT BACK IN YOUR CAR AND AFTER A QUICK CHARGE IT STARTED WITH A TURN OF THE KEY BECAUSE HE HAD FIXED YOUR LOOSE CONNECTION.

AND THAT TELLS ME; THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS SAYING TO US TODAY, THE SAME WAY THAT CORROSION HAD GATHERED INSIDE THAT CABLE, IS THAT’S THE WAY SIN GETS BETWEEN GOD AND US.

YOU SEE, WHEN SIN HAS COVERED YOUR LIFE, YOU GET A LOOSE CONNECTION. IT’S LIKE THE CLOUDS OF THE MORNING THAT WON’T ALLOW THE SUN TO SHINE THROUGH.

I’M HERE TO TELL YOU THIS MORNING THAT WHEN LOOSE CONNECTIONS SET IN, YOU CAN COME TO CHURCH AND WON’T FEEL A THING.

THE CHOIR CAN SING LIKE ANGELS BUT IT WON’T MOVE YOU.

THE DEACONS CAN PRAY UNTIL THE OFFICERS OF HEAVEN STOP TO LISTEN TO THEM PRAY, BUT EVEN THEIR PRAYERS WON’T MOVE YOU.

THE PREACHER CAN PREACH, HE CAN HOOP AND HOLLER, SWING, TURN AND JUMP AND YOU’LL JUST SIT THERE LIKE A KNOT ON A LOG, WHEN YOU’VE GOT A LOOSE CONNECTION.

AND EVERYWHERE I TURN TODAY I SEE CHURCH FOLK WITH A LOOSE CONNECTION.

THERE IS A LOOSE CONNECTION ON THE USHER BOARD.

I WONDER WHY IT ALWAYS SEEMS LIKE, NOW I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT ANYBODY IN PARTICULAR BUT THERE IS ALWAYS AT LEAST ONE CONTRARY USHER. YOU EVER NOTICE THAT?

WHEN THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SITTING DOWN, THEY STAND UP.

WHEN THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE STANDING UP, THEY SIT DOWN.

IF THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO BE WEARING WHITE, THEY SHOW UP IN BLACK.

DON’T YOU GET UPSET WITH THEM, THEY’RE OK, THEY’VE JUST GOT A LOOSE CONNECTION.

THERE’S A LOOSE CONNECTION IN THE CHOIR.

(YOU CHOIR MEMBERS SAY AMEN WITH ME NOW) I WONDER WHY IT IS, THAT IF ANYBODY EVER TELLS US WE CAN SING, THE NEXT SUNDAY WE SHOW UP IN SUNGLASSES.

YOU EVER NOTICE THOSE SPECIAL CHOIR MEMBERS; I KNOW YOU DON’T HAVE ANY LIKE THAT HERE.

THEY NEED TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST ONES WHO SHOW UP FOR PRACTICE, BUT THEY’RE THE ONES WHO NEVER SHOW UP.


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