How do you Navigate Betrayal and Find Hope?

This sermon addresses the deep and often devastating experience of betrayal, particularly within the context of the church community, sometimes referred to as "church hurt." Pastor Matt Hall shares a personal story involving a trusted volunteer in his youth ministry at a previous church who committed an act of betrayal, emphasizing the emotional turmoil and shattered trust that followed within the community. The sermon explores the biblical narrative of Judas's betrayal of Jesus and how the early church navigated this crisis, using it as a framework to discuss how individuals today can deal with betrayal and find a path forward. Pastor Matt highlights the importance of facing the truth, seeking counsel, engaging in open dialogue, and relying on faith and prayer during times of betrayal. The sermon concludes with a call to trust in God's sovereignty and healing, and an invitation for prayer and community support.