I have seen it many times when a brother or sister in Christ will do foolish things and sin (hmmmmm….he who is without sin let him cast the first stone). The reaction of the family of God has a powerful impact of restoration or damnation and the casting away of people who simply need to be loved back into the Kingdom.
I cannot tell you the amount of times I have heard, “thank you Pastor for never giving up on me.”
Gal 6:1, Brothers, if anyone is caught in any sin, you who are spiritual [that is, you who are responsive to the guidance of the Spirit] are to restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness [not with a sense of superiority or self-righteousness], keeping a watchful eye on yourself, so that you are not tempted as well. AMP
WE ARE ALL PEOPLE WHO DO STUPID THINGS AND WE SIMPLY NEED SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN US TO HELP US COME HOME.
The Word here is so simple.
IF YOU ARE SPIRITUAL……. This is a test, this is only a test!
If you are spiritual you will not kick people to the side who have fallen into sin, but you will RESTORE THEM!
There are some that need a strong rebuke and a whooping, BUT the majority are embarrassed and ashamed and simply want to know they can come home and not be looked down upon or become a second-class citizens.
WHO IS IT THAT YOU KNOW THAT HAS SIMPLY BEEN SUCKED BACK INTO SIN?
BE MATURE TODAY AND REACH OUT TO THEM AND LET THEM KNOW THAT JESUS AND YOU HAVE NEVER GIVEN UP ON THEM.
To those super-spiritual…..BE CAREFUL LEST YOU FALL!
JAMES 5:19-20. Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, 20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy