Building Up or Tearing Down
Updated: Mar 2, 2022
“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.
Healing is one of the words found in the troth acronym. We are all healing from Covid to the recent loss of Brother Joe. During our weakest times, Satan will tempt us; we may be overtaken in a fault. We’re all in different stages of our spiritual growth. You may have been in church for years and recently became a baby Christian or just started coming to church and becoming a mature Christian. Our pastor has been preaching series about the communications of the inner man; he stated, “we’re either building up or tearing down.” Strongly suggest you view the series on Youtube. So, as we continue on this journey, let’s consider “building up” so that we may not fall into the temptation of “ tearing down.” If you do “tear down,” please reach out to your brothers and sisters in Christ; regardless of our Christian maturity, God is faithful to give us the grace, courage, and strength to face the crisis together.
As we learn the biblical application, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.” Hebrews 10:24. We face human weaknesses that come in so many forms, from depression to anxieties through these challenging times. I recently learned that encouragement comes not only in words but also in actions; by bearing each other’s burdens, we encourage each other to grow in Christ.
What is the law of Christ? “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31.
Like I’ve mentioned before, if you’re struggling, please don’t stop praying. Please don’t stop reading your bible. Please don’t stop going to church because you don’t know how God will answer your prayer.
I didn’t spend too much time on the “tidbit” for this month because I’m excited to spend time with our missionary outreach. I want to cover the following points:
· Please continue to pray for the contacts from our last outreach. We had some periodically come back to church. If we were able to reach just a few, praise God!
· Brainstorm ideas to encourage our missionaries. Thank God for our church living out the great commission, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 29:19. I’ve seen more missionaries come through Trinity Bible Baptist Church than in past churches. Amen!
· Please feel free to share ideas, make comments, and if you have a prayer request, I’d love to hear from you. Hey, we might even consider a recipe section in the blog if you’d like.