A Brick in the Valley

No Quitting!
August 13, 2007, 2:27 pm
Filed under: Chris Brauns Radio Spots

You can probably think of someone who has stepped away from involvement in a local church.  There are many reasons people decide to pull away. They find a sport or some other form of entertainment that takes the place of church,

they keep putting off finding a new church home,

they are disillusioned with churches because of a past conflict,

or they feel guilty about choices they have made. 

Maybe someone you know is angry with God about circumstances he or she has faced and as a result has wandered from the faith.

Whatever the reason, quitting cannot be an option.  God sometimes calls people to switch churches, but Hebrews 10:25 explicitly commands believers to be a vital part of a local church.

And, James 5:19-20 tells us:

My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins (James 5:19-20).”

These are the last verses in James and their meaning is amazing.  The fact is says James, that God uses people to turn other people back to Himself.  And, if God uses you in that way, then you are being used to save such a person from judgment of God and a lifetime of hurt.  Are you willing to be used to turn someone back to Christ?

I am pastor Chris Brauns from The Red Brick Church in Stillman Valley.  Today is the day to call someone you know who has wandered from the faith and invite that person to attend church with you.


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