1. Susanne Wongg

    This is very true and has been our personal experience. I agree with T.I. Miller- we can’t church hop. We have to stand against false teaching and keep pointing to the truth. There is only one name under which we can be saved: Jesus Christ.

  2. A hearty Amen. Brother!! As a pastor myself, I do recognize the balancing act that is played out on a day by day basis.

    However, the physical balance of how much time, and energy, you spend between work, family, and church, is the main question of balance.

    A pastor is called to proclaim the truth, teaching, and warning every person. This is non-negotiable. Lives depend on the Truth!

    Colossians 1:21-28 KJV
    And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled [22] In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: [23] If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; [24] Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: [25] Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; [26] Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: [27] To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: [28] Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

  3. T. I. Miller

    Color blind tests reveal that it is physically impossible to see what is obvious to others. Those with the gift of discernment can see what is intellectually and spiritually impossible for others .
    Add the reality that Pastors do live in a bubble and we have a lot to overcome.
    Watchmen see a tiny lump of yeast in the dough and the pastor just shrugs it off. Bearing with one another becomes our daily resolve. We can’t just continue to hop from church to church looking for hoping to be respectfully heeded. Trust is earned over and over.
    Its about service not being esteemed by man.

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