Posted: September 7, 2015 by Karol Scott, Communications Director
No Judgement Here
“Will I get struck by lightning?” A friend recently asked me this question when I invited her to church. I just smiled and said, “Of course not, church is all about forgiveness, not judgement.”
Her question got me thinking about all of the people that are afraid to step into a church. There are so many reasons why. Maybe they are embarrassed about something that happened in their past? They may be intimidated about all that’s associated with the word “church”. Or maybe they had a bad church experience. They may be scared about what people will think. The list goes on and on. As I thought about all of the reasons people may be afraid to step into a church, I started to get pretty sad. So many lost opportunities for life change.
It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the fear. Today, I encourage you to look past the fear and focus on what God wants for YOU. He wants to build a deep and forever relationship with you. He wants to be your biggest fan that’s always there to cheer you on, no matter what. The only requirement is that you surrender to him and let him into your life. That’s it. There’s no secret formula, no hoops you need to jump through – just surrender and let him in. Experience life change. Let him be your biggest fan.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9