Q and A with Pastor J.
There are abundant distractions for us, some of them bad, some of them good. The Bible tells us “Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22.
Each believer needs to determine for themselves if they should avoid something. The Bible teaches us that we need to think for ourselves. We need to judge the things in our lives and get rid of the ones that can lead us astray.
Paul wrote this, “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things- Philippians 4:8” The challenge that we face is to be willing to let go of something we love, if it keeps us from loving God. We all have strongholds in our life that we need to be free of. Christians don’t need to avoid everything, we need to test them and know if they are good or bad for us. It is also important to know that Believers have great liberty in Christ, but we should not use that liberty to judge or lord over people. Let God direct you and focus on how your life can draw people to Jesus.
Christianity is an inherently self-reflective faith. We must consider ourselves and our lives and ask if we honor God with them. The mature Believer understands that we are all at different places in our faith and chooses to love others not judge them. God will judge and He has not asked for our help.
We would love to meet you at First Baptist Church. Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. You are invited to worship with us. www.eufaulafbc.org Know that you are loved! Pastor J. Ingram