Hello, my friends. I am Pastor Troy Brewer from Open Door Church in Burleson, Texas. I want to say Welcome to God Today. There are all kinds of reasons for us not being connected together. One of the biggest reasons is we say, “Well, all those people who said they love God are actually just hypocrites.”
I want to tell you that it is true there is not a Christian alive whose talk matches their walk perfectly. I want you to think about this too. There is not a person – Christian or not – who has never acted out of character or stepped out of line. Yes, we are all hypocrites and the Bible says so in the book of Romans. Paul writes, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” That is the goal. That is what Jesus has offered to us – the glory of God.
The truth is that churches and Bible studies are filled with people. Thought they want to follow God, and they want to do the right thing every time – they are going to fail. They are not always going to do things right. People in church or out of church are going to hurt you and they are going to disappoint you. They are people. Why would you let that keep you from solid relationships with Godly people and solid relationship with God?
There is no such thing as the perfect church. If you ever find it – don’t go there. You are going to end up messing it up. Likewise, there is no such thing as perfect people. As Christians, we try to live differently and we try to be better than what it is that we used to be. Unfortunately, whenever we wear the medal of “Christ-follower” or “Christian”, those who aren’t tend to judge us more harshly because we dared to step up and proclaim that we want to live by a much higher standard. Friends, we should do that anyway.
Let’s not use that as an excuse when we see failure within people’s lives. Don’t let that be within you. Understand that Churches are full of fallen people just like you. Even elders and deacons and pastors get messed up and hurt people. It is our mistakes that should actually bring us together and our willingness to strive for the heart of Jesus that should keep us together. You know what, friends? Today is a really good day to get past your hurts and disappointments of people. Today is a great day to come before the Lord because you need to understand this. Everything in the Kingdom is relational before it is functional. Let’s you and I pray about that together.
Father God, sir, we pray, God, in the might name of King Jesus. Father God, sir, we declare forgiveness over anyone who has ever hurt us, Lord GOd. Father God, sir, we ask for forgiveness of anybody, God, that we have ever hurt. Lord God Almighty, I pray God that you would give us a whole new, incredible, supernatural paradigm of how to live in right relationships, and how to be connected within the body of Jesus Christ. I sure do love you, sir. In Jesus’ name. Amen. Alright, friends. I am Pastor Troy Brewer. I call you the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, and highly favored of the Lord. Bye, bye.