John 3:16 Will Never Be A Tedious Message

How many times have you heard John 3:16? I’m sure quite a few. Maybe you’ve heard it all your life. Perhaps you’ve heard multiple sermons on the verse. I know I have. But I also know that each time I preach on it, I learn something. Do you?   Teaching a Tedious Message I heard […]

The Importance Of Sitting Down

A few years back, I went through an extremely rough year, dealing with all kinds of things. Around October, I experienced something rare, for me: I got sick. In my entire life, I’d never been sick for more than a few hours. Unfortunately, at the same time, a friend died. I was angry about the […]

What To Do When People Aren’t Progressing

In learning how to “restore such a one” (Galatians 6:1), you’ll get to a point when the person thinks he or she is ready and secure in the restoration, but you know they aren’t quite there. Shortcuts and premature timelines aren’t good for the person’s longevity. People need time to grow — it’s for their […]

3 Things To Remember When You’re Restoring A Minister

Restoring a minister — restoring anyone, really — isn’t always as easy as it seems in Galatians 6:10, when Paul writes, “Brethren, if a man is, overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.”   Remember, the definition of […]

There’s No Room For Being Offended When You’re Restoring Others

“Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” Galatians 6:1   There are several steps to follow when you’re restoring “such a one, ” but today, I want to focus on the first: if […]

Restoration Vs. Forgiveness: Why We Need To Know The Difference

In Galatians 6:10, Paul writes, “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” If we “who are spiritual” are called to restore the weak, we need to know what that means, and the first […]

One Thing To Remember When You’re Restoring People

People like to think that they’re unique individuals — that no one else in the world is just like them. In all honesty, though, we’re all the same. Nobody is perfect. Nobody does everything all right. — not even ministers.   Unfortunately, sometimes people have a hard time remembering this. Church members keep jumping from […]

The Lesson Mary Can Teach Mothers

  Most of us have read or heard the verses in John 2:1-5, but many don’t always understand them. In this passage, Jesus, His disciples, and His mother were at a wedding in Cana. Three days in, they ran out of wine, so Mary turned to Jesus and told Him that the hosts didn’t have […]

Why Living By Faith Is So Important

  Faith, as we’ve talked about, is acting on your beliefs. It’s something we do in the natural world all the time but have a harder time doing when it comes to God and faith. Unfortunately, there are some sad repercussions for those who choose to live without faith.   In Hebrews 11:6, Paul writes, […]

Believing Without Seeing: The Just Shall Live By Faith

  Do you live your life with an attitude of expectancy?   Do you come to church ready to receive what God has in store for you?   If not, you might want to think about why you’re coming. We should always come expecting something to happen. When we gather as a group of believers […]