Tom Kroessig is an Ambassador Field Director volunteer for Promise Keepers, serving Fayette and Coweta Counties and beyond. His mission is to be a resource for local Pastors and their men and to act as a liaison between them and the national Promise Keepers ministry. The goal of Promise Keepers is effective ministry to men.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Time for spring cleaning?

According to the World of Quotes, John Wesley included in one of his sermons, "Certainly this is a duty, not a sin. Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.'"

Further back, the Talmud states, "The doctrines of religion are resolved into carefulness; carefulness into vigorousness; vigorousness into guiltlessness; guiltlessness into abstemiousness; abstemiousness into cleanliness; cleanliness into godliness." [Maybe that's where Wesley got it from?]

(Even the Quran is credited with adopting the idea, with its, "God loveth the clean.")

Perhaps this would be a good time to clean our "spiritual houses," too.

Consider Hebrews 12:1 -- Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

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