If you find yourself stuck in that cycle of younger-brother living—of taking grace for granted—if you have sins that you feel like you’ll never overcome—if that’s you, you probably feel like a mess.

You probably struggle a lot with shame and guilt.  Perhaps you wonder if you’re really a Christian.  You wonder if the Holy Spirit really does reside in your life to sanctify you and to help you grow.

This is an excerpt from last Sunday’s service, “Making the Most of your Mess,” which can be found here.

Photo credit by Steve Hammond.