Sometimes in our efforts to teach God's way we focus only on how bad sin is, neglecting elements of hope and forgiveness. While we want to be honest about what sin is, the Bible clearly tells us that we must speak the truth in love. We need to emphasize that even if someone feels hopeless in their sins, there's always a path back. Let's look into God's Word to try to gain a better understanding of how to help people by showing true compassion.
Len Martin is the pastor of the United Church of God congregations in Cambridge, Columbus, and Mansfield, Ohio. Ordained in 1999, Len has previously served congregations in Worcester, Massachusetts, Seabrook, New Hampshire, Ann Arbor & Lansing, Michigan and Dayton, Ohio. Len also serves as Camp Director for Pre-teen Camp Buckeye.