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July 6, 2018, 10:54 AM

Do as I say, not as I do

Church Family,

I want to thank everyone who helped make the mission trip possible. Thank you to those who prayed, gave, and went with us in Spirit and body. My hope is that God will use this experience to transform our church.

One of the questions that was asked of me on the trip that I can’t shake was how do you witness to those that are caught in a particular sin(I will omit the specific sin they mentioned)?

Matthew 23:3 so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.

Matthew 23:28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

With our preaching and teaching we proclaim that God loves everyone and can save anyone, but so often with our actions we show the difference between what God has said and what we really believe. We will proclaim that we are created in God’s image, but then act as if one race is better than another. We will proclaim the world’s need for salvation, but then act as if no one is worthy of the gospel that we have been entrusted with.

Church, Believer, I hope that we will stop caring so much about how we are viewed by the world and begin to care about the things of eternity. May we see sin as it really is and the Gospel as the greatest message ever told. May the tongue of our mouths and the tongues of shoes go in the same direction. If we really want to reach the world for Christ then we must do as God has said, Go and make disciples baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit.

Who can you share the gospel with today?

*** To those who have kindly asked about the blog, we have been away on a mission trip and I did not wish to announce to the world our absence from our homes. I hope that you understand and I appreciate you taking the time to read this.***

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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