Thoughts by Pastor Brad...

Paul says in Galatians 6:1-2; “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. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” How do you deal with someone who has fallen into sin? Do you pray for them or do you talk to others about their horrible decisions? God calls us to restore sinners GENTLY by bearing carrying their burdens to Jesus. Paul says that this “fulfills the law of Christ.” Jesus summarizes the 10 commandments calling us to love God with all our hearts and our neighbors as ourselves. We must not ignore those who have sinned but make every attempt to restore them and bring them back to Jesus through our prayers and actions. Are you willing to be part of God’s restoring plan in the lives of others by bearing their burdens? It’s not an option, but a part of our duty as disciples of Jesus.