Celebrate and Encourage

11 June 2023

Series: Thessalonians

Pastor Jamey begins the message with an address to the church. As the church, we need to stop categorizing sin, saying that one sin is worse than another. Reality is that Pride is one of the biggest sins that God warns about, yet our culture is celebrating it for an entire month. As Christians we need to speak the truth; we need to speak the Bible rather than demonstrating tolerance for sin as our culture promotes. We need to realize that we are ALL sinners saved by grace and like God, we need to love people who sin. But while loving people, we have to also speak the truth of the Word of God, confronting sin. As God frees us from sin, we find that it drives us to Him. This demonstrates that our deepest needs becomes gifts when they drive us to depend on God.