Reaching the Helpless
Matthew 9:35-38, Colossians 4:5-6, Galatians 6:1 • September 20, 2017 • Brian Motte
Leaving our friends is not always easy, even if we know that it is good for us. We enjoy spending time with them and we know they they need Jesus and think maybe our influence in their life with lead them to Christ. What if we didn’t have to count them out as our friends but rather how we spent time with them changed. What if rather than let them bring us down in to sin, we brought them up to a righteous standard of living? What if we began to take the relationship we have and used it to intentionally guide them towards Christ rather than letting them drag us towards sin?
Choose Good Friends
1 Corinthians 15:33, Isaiah 30 • September 13, 2017 • Brian Motte
None of us ever plan to find ourselves in a mess. We don’t dream of the day that we will get divorced, wreck our car, or get fired from our job. We dream of the good things that we can do in our life like getting married, going off to college and being successful in life. But sometimes we don’t realize how important right now is in order for us to get to those points in our lives. We fail to realize how the decisions we make right now will effect our lives tomorrow, in 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, 20 years, etc… And then not just in our lives but also of our friends and family all around us. Paul says it this way, “Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”-1 Corinthians 15:33. But on the flip side, the good decisions we make today have the same effect on those we know also. So if we choose to make the right decisions today rather than finding ourselves in a mess, we will find ourselves in the center of the will of God. Seemingly small decisions today, like who we befriend or allow to influence us can have big consequences in our future!