Pastors, Quit Tickling Ears And Preach Real Life Issues

Thank you, Stu. No one would say this if the Lord had not asked them.

Please share with your pastor friends. And don’t tell me that different pastors are called to preach different things. The Gospel is a Salvation message; salvation from sin by the blood of the Lamb.

Something to Stu Over

Why is the church silent on the everyday issues?

I’ll give my thoughts right here and right now!

Pastors are scared! Church members are a tough crowd. You say the wrong thing behind the pulpit you could lose your job because you “offended” someone in the congregation.

Well, I say good, they NEED to be offended. It’s called CONVICTION of the Holy Spirit!

It’s the job of the pastor to guide his flock that God has placed him in charge of. You can NOT guide a flock of sinners “saved” by grace if you are not talking issues. And the reason I put saved in quotation marks is because probably half the church thinks they are saved, when in fact they are just religious.

All these happy go lucky, smiling all the time preachers need to quit telling folks that if they accept Christ into their heart everything will be…

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17 thoughts on “Pastors, Quit Tickling Ears And Preach Real Life Issues

  1. I’ve had a bout recently with someone because something was laid on my heart and I told them. I can’t be apologetic, this came from the Lord, not me. Interestingly enough, what happened was well explained in one of Sue Love’s posts (Run With It blog) I had read earlier before this.

    The outcome hurts. But I did only what I felt the Lord wanted me to do. I still love them as a friend and pray for them. But, their resentment is against God, not John.

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    1. Jesus never apologized when He spoke because He always spoke what the Father had already said. When the Lord places a message in our heart, feelings are the least of our worries. I pray the Lord gives us even more boldness to speak out the words He has given us, in wisdom and love.

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      1. Tosin, that’s a huge problem. Feelings. This nation has got so emotional it blows up at the slightest inconvenience. The message given was not even harsh. But the reaction truly was!

        And it goes along with the Priorities post a while back. People esteem their problems and issues over others. And as much as I’ve prayed for not only this person but several others, the reciprocation is not equal. People aren’t getting the message. Instead they’re looming in their self despair and they can’t handle the answer.

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        1. They choose not to handle the answer because it’s much easier to sit in the pity-party circle, we get more attention that way. No one rallies around anyone who seems strong enough to recognise the solution to their problem and utilize it. And that was why many answers Jesus gave to the questions people asked him seemed off point, because He always addressed the ‘heart’ of the matter, not beating around the bush to please anyone.

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  2. I totally agree. I even wrote about it as well with a blog called: “Preachers Don’t Need to Be Storytellers.” They need to stick to biblical issues, teach the flock, and preach the Word!

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  3. I agree – the truth hurts the congregation size. It’s not just their job, it’s a revenue issue primarily. I recently reposted an article about why churches don’t talk about the end-of-times. Too much controversy, pastors are scared they will scare off their congregation, To me, the best church is not a 401c church, but one that pays its own way and is not then a slave to anything. Great article!!

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