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Maybe It’s Okay by We Are Messengers

Maybe It’s Okay song by We Are Messengers which reminds me of a sermon by Jimmy Inman of True Life Church on We are a place where it is okay not to be okay, but not okay to stay that way.

This song reminds me of a sermon from Pastor Jimmy Inman of True Life Church in Jefferson City, TN. I share the video and sermon notes below. In that sermon, Jimmy Inman was talking about one of the core values …

We are a place where it is okay not to be okay, but not okay to stay that way.

Pastor Jimmy Inman, Teaching Pastor of True Life Church
We are a place where it is okay not to be okay, but not okay to stay that way. (Pastor Jimmy Inman, Teaching Pastor of True Life Church) | Photo Credit: Heather Patterson

We Are Messengers is an Irish worship band from Monaghan, Ireland, which formed in 2015. For this weeks Christian Music Mondays, I wanted to feature this song, because it reminds me of that sermon from Pastor Jimmy Inman.

Maybe it’s ok if I’m not ok
‘Cause the One who holds the world is holding on to me
Maybe it’s all right if I’m not all right
‘Cause the One who holds the stars is holding my whole life

We Are Messengers

Lyrics

[Verse 1]If I didn’t know what it hurt like to be broken
Then how would I know what it feels like to be whole
If I didn’t know what it cuts like to be rejected
Then I wouldn’t know the joy of coming home

[Chorus]Maybe it’s ok if I’m not ok
‘Cause the One who holds the world is holding on to me
Maybe it’s all right if I’m not all right
‘Cause the One who holds the stars is holding my whole life

[Verse 2]If I didn’t know what it looked like to be dirty
Then I wouldn’t know what it feels like to be clean
And if all of my shame hadn’t drove me to hide in the shadows
Then I wouldn’t know the beauty of being free

[Chorus]Maybe it’s ok if I’m not ok
‘Cause the One who holds the world is holding on to me
Maybe it’s all right if I’m not all right
‘Cause the One who holds the stars is holding my whole life

[Bridge]
Father, let Your kingdom come,
let Your will be done
Here, in my heart as in Heaven Father,
let Your kingdom come, let
Your will be done Here, in my heart as in Heaven, oh!

[Chorus]Maybe it’s ok if I’m not ok
‘Cause the One who holds the world is holding on to me
Maybe it’s all right if I’m not all right
‘Cause the One who holds the stars is holding my whole life

[Outro]Now I’m alive in You
We’re bursting at the seams
Now I’m alive and I can see You in everything
Maybe it’s ok if I’m not ok

Maybe It's Okay song by We Are Messengers which reminds me of a sermon by Jimmy Inman of True LIfe Church on We are a place where it is okay not to be okay, but not okay to stay that way.

Sermon Notes

This is the sermon notes from that sermon on November 4, 2018. (Download those notes)

“A Place Where It’s Ok To Not Be Ok But It’s Not Ok To Stay That Way”
1 Corinthians 5
Sermon Series: “This Is Us”

Introduction: How do we deal with sin in our lives and the lives of
others? How do we handle sin in the church? How should Christians relate to non-Christians? These are very relevant and practical questions. It is also very easy and very common to get off the road and fall into the ditch, so to speak, when we answer these questions. Many professing Christians fall into the ditch of legalism while many others fall into the ditch of worldliness on the other side.

Core Value #4: We are a place where it’s ok to not be ok but not
ok to stay that way: We meet people where they are and welcome
people to come as they are because we do not expect non-Christians
to think and act like Christians, but we expect Christians to be in a process of transformation.

  1. It’s ok for non-Christians to not be ok (v. 9-13). We are not to
    judge non-Christians for not believing or acting like Christians. This
    is moralism instead of the gospel. If you are not a Christian, you do
    not have to clean up your life to please us or to please God, but you
    are commanded to repent and believe the gospel. We are not your judge, but it would be wrong of me to not remind you that you do
    have a Judge (Acts 17:31).
  2. It’s not ok for Christians to be ok with not being ok. In Christ,
    we are new creations with new hearts who are set free from sin-not
    to sin. Clearly, part of the implication of Paul’s words to the church
    at Corinth is that we are to take sin very seriously. Also, a big part of
    the evidence that we are genuinely saved is a hatred for sin and a
    desire to be different, even while we battle sin in our lives. As Josh
    Charles recently said in a testimony, “If you is what you was, then
    you ain’t.”
  3. It’s ok for Christians to admit that we are not ok. There is no
    excuse for sin, but none of us are sin free until we reach heaven. We
    are called to confess sin to God and others and to pursue repentance
    (Proverbs 28:13, 1 John 1:5-2:2, James 5:16). Repentance was
    Paul’s hope for the man in the church in Corinth who was
    committing this sin. He did repent, and Paul instructed the church to
    forgive, comfort, and reaffirm their love to him (2 Corinthians
    2:6-8).
  4. It’s not ok for the church to be ok with church members not
    being ok. We are called to restore the repentant and protect the
    church from the rebellious. Paul is primarily addressing the church for not dealing with this man’s sin. He uses some very blunt
    language. He told them that they were proud and gave some very
    specific instructions for dealing with the situation. This passage is
    talking about church discipline. He told them that evil that is
    ignored will spread and infect the entire body. Remember that we belong to each other as part of the same body so what each of us
    does affects everybody else. The ultimate goal is restoration
    (Galatians 6:1), but that is conditioned upon repentance. If there is
    no repentance, there must be discipline in order to protect the purity
    of the church inwardly and the testimony of the church outwardly.
    As David Platt points out, Paul’s primary concerns here (under the
    inspiration of the Holy Spirit) are the purity of the church, the
    salvation of the individual (1 Corinthians 6:9-11), and the glory of
    God. As Platt says, “I will not be judged by God for the number of
    people who come to hear me preach but by the holiness of the church
    I pastor. The measure of success is not how many are coming and
    sitting in seats in the church but are those people looking more and
    more like Jesus.”
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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. I listen to nothing but Christian Music. I work as a graphic designer.

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