From The Pastor’s Desk — Sunday, March 18, 2018
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Galatians 6:1
My Brothers, if we recognize any of our brothers, family, or associates who have fallen victim to spiritual fatigue or have missed the mark and are not exactly where God wants them to be, let us restore, repair and comfort them. Many times, we add further injury to the already present wounds by criticizing and condemning them instead of rescuing.
Our Job is to leave no man behind. Bring them back to a position of peace, wholeness or completeness, where nothing is broken, spirit, soul, or body. There are so many men that are hurting. Some are discouraged, disgusted and walking around with feelings of condemnation because they have gotten off track and feel like they cannot make it back to Christ. It is our job to share with them that it is never too late to return. There is never a time where they have gotten so far away from God that He won’t welcome them back. Let us be the one to have a heart to run after those who may be out of fellowship with God. Endeavor to speak a word of compassionate encouragement that will restore them to a position of oneness again. Let us not, Leave Any Man Behind!
Suffragan Bishop Vernon Spinks, Pastor