If the words from the pulpit step on our toes, be grateful. If the words from the pulpit never step on our toes, be concerned.
God’s word can ’take us by the ear’ and guide us to better ourselves, or; it can be used to ”tickle our ears.” None of us are perfect, so; rather than take offense when lessons strike at our core, why not embrace their intent to encourage us?
To encourage our self-examination and compare our decisions to the expectations of God that are found in Scripture.
God’s way is the healthy way!
A Christ-like life is where we find mental calm and the comfort of God. (2 Cor. 1:3) It’s how we can have peace in the midst of chaos and Joy in the midst of pain.
God offers us peace that surpasses all understanding. With God, we can be certain every word is true, and we can rely on every promise.
All things are possible with God, and every person has the opportunity to be forgiven. Our souls will live for eternity somewhere; our choices today decide where.
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.”3 John 1:2