Yesterday I preached the 3rd week of our “I am a Church Member” series where I discussed leading our families to be healthy church members.
One of the big questions we need to ask is how am I showing my family members what it means to love God, to love others, and to love the church?
It can be so easy in the church to hold onto old grudges and division than to seek healing, unity, and forgive others. At times we forget how much we have been forgiven and we forget to extend that same forgiveness to others.
In our American society we have been conditioned to think that the church exists to meet our desires, wants, and preferences rather understanding that as a member of the church we are to give and to serve. If we are to break this cycle we must lead our families by our example. We must love as Jesus loves us. We must extend forgiveness as Jesus forgives us. We must extend grace just as much as Jesus has shown in grace.