What an amazing time we had in worship and with our Movie with a Message this past Sunday.
Week 3 of “Movie with a Message” was Liar, Liar and it addressed sin and the consequences that come along with it. This particular movie addressed the challenges of balancing life and work especially when you’re dealing with your own issues. One of the greatest challenges in life is when you have to face your own sin. In this case, Fletcher commits one of the biggest sins of them all he is a liar. He is a lawyer who relies on lies to be productive in his field of work which begins to interfere with his relationship with his son. Fletcher’s son becomes highly upset with him and makes a wish that his father cannot lie for just one day. The worse thing as a parent is to cause our children to resent us due to our own issues. It’s one thing to deal with your sin in private, but when it becomes public, that’s when it’s time to make some changes.
Pastor Jackson mentioned that God does not like a liar. Psalms 101: 7 shares “No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.” Be careful of what you are practicing because that will become permanent in your life.
Once your sin has caught up with you, you have to deal with it. “When you come in contact with the truth it is going to be hard, but if you want to heal from it, and change it you are going to have to expose it.” In Luke 18:13 we find “Meanwhile the tax man, slumped in the shadows, his face in his hands, not daring to look up, said, ‘God, give mercy. Forgive me, a sinner.” Once you have asked for forgiveness then the process of healing begins to take place. God will at times take the very ones you have hurt to help with your healing. As long as there is still time on the clock, then there is time for a comeback.
Family, never feel that your issues are too big for our God because we serve a God who is bigger than life! We all have areas of weakness but we must first admit it then turn it over to God. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. God knows all of our shortcomings and is waiting on us to ask Him to help us overcome them.
Pastor Jackson wraps up the movie by reassuring us that God gives us the opportunity to make things right. “Out of all the mistakes you make, God still loves you.” 1 John 1:9 tells us “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Family, let’s continue to grow in the grace of God and walk in our purpose.