Actually I didn't mean to fool you, but you can now, (beginning Feb), view our Sunday morning messages on our web page at RSChristianchurch.org. Just look up on the header and click "media", then a dropdown will appear where you will click "sermons", then you can view the most recent sermons online. This service has been "Out of Order" for several months, but thanks to Debbie Collins, it's once again about to fire up! Again, this service starts with the first sermon in February.
OK- So, how have you been since we last spoke? Isn't it funny that when we see each other and that question is asked, we tend to not actually reveal all of our sufferings? Is that because we don't want to reveal our deep hurts to one another, or is it because we don't want to want to bore others with our problems when we know they have problems too?
When a husband and wife are truly in love, they tell each other everything. They hold no secrets from each other. So what does our transparency or lack of transparency tell us about ourselves?
I think one thing we find out about ourselves is that we have a basic lack of trust for other people. We know that today our secret is safe with them, but what about a few days from now when they are mad at us about something? Can we trust them then?
Let me assure you that there is none of us without sin. Romans 23:21 says, "for all have sinned and come short of the glory of
God". But the rest of Paul's sentence says, "and all are justified freely by His grace though the redemption that came by Jesus Christ." Redemption means that Christ has set us free from the slavery of sin!
So, if someone has trusted you with their secret, just remember that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. All includes us too. So no matter what - allow God to do the judging, while you demonstrate that you are faithful and trustworthy, then we can all trust each other a bit more.