At a moment in history when the church is facing withering attacks from culture, attacking it from within is a monumentally stupid idea by anyone who wants to preserve it.
The church was God’s idea. So was having it overseen by faithful pastors. But pastors in ministry today have been dropping like flies.
A big part of that answer is how the people they’ve been called by God to lead respond to that authority.
We often like to point to examples of where some pastor abuses his authority and goes rogue in areas of sex, money, or power. But that’s not the story of the vast majority of pastors.
Most of the time, that’s not what goes wrong between a leader and his congregation. More commonly, it’s those he’s called to lead that go rogue and blow off legitimate leadership.
If the pastor’s job is to build up the church and equip the saints for the work of the ministry, it makes sense that tearing it down is the opposite of what God has called the church to do in response to the leadership He has provided.
But, in most churches, that’s exactly what happens.
If you want a church that will have the strength it needs to stand against and push back the darkness in our cruddy culture, you can start by getting the basics squared away closer to home.
That includes how the flock responds to the shepherd.
Here’s a quick list of how we can get the most out of what God wants our relationship with our pastor to look like.
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by Doug Giles
Beginning in March 2020, many Christians went into lockdown-freak-out mode.
They “socially distanced” themselves from corporate worship and from pretty much everyone and everything else, except, of course, liquor, and grocery stores.
Uncut, irrational, unbiblical, and not to mention, unconstitutional, fear gripped many churches and church leaders.
Should pastors publicly repent if they obeyed Fauci in regard to how they conducted their ministry instead of adhering to the clear commands of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
That’s a legit question, eh?
Get your copy of Dear Christian: Your Fear Is Full of Crap now. Better yet, grab an extra copy for any petrified pastor who dutifully put obedience to the unconstitutional edicts of Mayor McCheese ahead of obedience to the explicit commandments of the LORD God Almighty.