Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:1-2)
Today's Morsel: Have you ever met a person in church that every time you see them, they have a ton of negative things to tell you, and you wonder how in the world are they able to stay afloat with all those weights. Then, after a period of time, you find yourself maybe even avoiding them because you don't what to hear all they have to tell you. Some pastors say, "I won't counsel with people before church service because Idon't want to be burdened with the peoples' problems and mess before service, because when I preach, if the message is what they talked about, they are going to think I am preaching at them. Therefore, I let the Word of God deal with their issues when it comes from the pulpit." But what if the person is overtaken in a fault? What if the person is carrying more than they can carry? What would Jesus do? Would Jesus preach and allow the Word to deal with their issue or would He sit and listen? What we should do is,ask the person,if what they have to tell us can wait until after service and then we will meet with them. But if they feel it cannot wait, then you should be willing to sit down and listen. Paul said, "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the lawof Christ." The golden rule is always in operation in the church. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Sing: To be like Jesus, To be like Jesus, on earth I long to be like Him; all through life's journey, from earth to glory, I only ask to be like Him.