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How to Restore Someone Who Has Spiritually Fallen

January 24th, 2014 Posted in sermons

So what should we do if someone falls into sin?

“Brothers, if a man is overtaken in a fault, you who are spiritual condemn them and then make sure you tell as many people as you can what they have done” (Galatians 6:1).

Of course, that’s not what the verse says, but by the way some people act you would think it is.

Galatians 6:1 really says that if someone is overtaken in a fault, “you who are spiritual restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.”

The objective is to restore, not destroy!

As that verse says, “Considering yourself lest you also be tempted.”

First we should consider ourselves! Why?

Because it could be you someday that needs restoration, for we all have the potential to fall and fall big.

The most loving thing you can do for a fellow Christian is to tell them the truth, not pacify them out of fear of rejection.

Proverbs 27:6 tells us “Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

A true friend will stab you “in the front,” not in the back.

Has a Christian friend ever helped to “restore you in the spirit of meekness”?

Have you ever helped to restore another?

2 Responses to “How to Restore Someone Who Has Spiritually Fallen”

  1. Bob Linde says:

    Thank You so much for sharing God’s Gift to you, Greg with a Person like me. I have listened to Lost Boy at least 15 times. Why? It all started in an Orphanage where beatings, and yes, even murder started for me, and many others in 1948. I missed many years being in the safety of God’s arms, but still He never let go. I knew He was there. Just couldn’t/wouldn’t make the contact for many years. Your Message is as Powerful as I have ever heard, and I thought that I had heard it all. God Bless You,Yours

  2. Elaine Walls says:

    I’m very blessed with this reading…this has helped me in my life and what I’m going through…thanks very much Greg Laurie Ministries…please pray for me and my family

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