STOP! TURN AROUND!
Few situations are as frustrating as watching someone journey down a path that leads to hurt and regret. I’ve been on that path a time or two and had friends and family warn me. Fortunately, I’ve listened most times. But what can you do when someone won’t listen?
What can you do when your friend is wasting his life on drugs and alcohol? What can you do when your neighbor seems to think her new boyfriend is worth destroying her marriage? What can you do when you child starts running around with the wrong crowd? What can you do when your parents tell you they’re getting a divorce?
These and other incidents are heartbreaking. They break your heart. But, even more, they break the heart of God and people end up with a lives of brokenness.
This Sunday I will be talking about the steps you can make to persuade people to change their lifestyle. Possibly God will use your relationship with others to get them back on the right path. The Apostle Paul used his close relationship to the Christians in Corinth to curb their divisive behavior. And God can use you to stop the misguided direction of those around you.
This Sunday my message is called: Tenderness. We often think to warn someone we need to be ‘all in their face.’ But often the soft voice of tenderness does more good than screams and yelling. You will learn the four steps of persuasion found in 1 Corinthians 4:13-21. If you have a friend or loved one on a wrong road, you won’t want to miss this message.
Join us this Sunday, @ 10:30 a.m.