Today, we have mega-churches that make money from the faces of their pastors.
They are so marketed that we begin to idolize them.
Yet, this is a sin. It ruins what church should be about; a time for God, a time for prayer, a time for learning, and a time for worship.
Not only that, but when we put our pastors on pedestals, we are ruining them as well.
As I have said before, pastors are PEOPLE! -Imperfect sinners. So, like ANY person, they are naturally subject to becoming big-headed or conceited. They never intend to, but they can’t help it.
My youth leader agrees. He says that it is so easy to get stuck on yourself when people are constantly telling you how good your sermon was. This only leads them to believe that they were the ones responsible for the good done, creating a slippery slope. Because of this, some get selfish and want the church to revolve around them. They lose focus. Sometimes this even causes churches to separate, people to get hurt, and Christians to be lost.
This being possible, we Christians need to glorify God through the efforts our pastors make, not glorify the pastor. These pastors never intended their work to be for them, it all began for the Lord. So, let us help our pastors to remain in this mind set. Tell them that GOD is doing wonderful things THROUGH them. Tell them that you can see GOD working IN their life. Thank them for SHARING GOD’S Word.
1 Peter 5:2
- “2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;”
I have dimples. That is all you need to know. Just kidding. I am Jeli. In the past year I have undergone a lot of life-altering events in which my faith has really benefited. I have learned a lot about what I have done wrong and what I should do right. That is why I am here, on TAYA. I want to tell you guys about those things that I did wrong, and to brainstorm ideas with you all on how to do right. So venture with me, think with me, and pray with me. :) Let's do this thing!
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