Tomorrow is an Opportunity

Opportunity

My fellow Christians: The words of Paul in Galatians 6:1-2 tell us, “1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

With that in mind, regardless of who wins the Alabama senate race tomorrow, we need to remember that we are NOT called to tear one another apart. We are not given the responsibility of being one another’s punisher when we disagree with them. Actually, we are commissioned to lift one another up (see Galatians 6:2) and to support each other as we travel through life together. The hard truth here is: No one is perfect, no one has it all together, not everyone can agree on everything, and our judgments and criticisms of one another helps advance nothing.

So, when you disagree and feel like lashing out tomorrow, let’s try these three simple things first:

1. Demonstrate grace.
2. Love others freely.
3. Show Jesus.

God bless you.   #discipleshipchallenge

 

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Teach the Truth!

‪Pastors: People in our society need less entertainment and more repentance taught … and it’s our job to teach it! If lives are ever going to be impacted in our churches, we need to stop watering the Bible down and stand firm on God’s truth. Stop leading people down the dangerous path of self-help and instead to the cross of Christ!

1 Peter 5:1-4, “To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.”