Those of us who care deeply about the health of the local and global church have been in mourning the past few weeks as yet another sexual scandal has surfaced, this one involving 25,000-member Willow Creek
The best sermons, are not the sermons preached but sermons lived. I would rather see a sermon than hear one any day (Matt 5:13-16) The English Poet, Edgar Guest throws more light in the poem below;
“.... that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed” 1 Timothy 6:1 Throughout the Bible, those who claim to know God and belong to Him were enjoined and commanded to live their lives
" Lying lips are abomination to the LORD; but they that deal truly are His delight" (pro.12:22) " I hate and abhor lying..." Psalm119:163. "Wherefore putting away lying,speak every man truth with his neighbor..." Ephesians 4:25.
A lot of ministries begin with a bang, then explode with new growth. But after the initial growth, they plateau. I have seen this repeated thousands of times from pastors I’ve talked with over the years.
Leadership is influence in the church. In other organizations, if all else fails, the leader can rely on his position to cow the people into submission. But in the church, leaders only have their influence to