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Not surprisingly, fewer and fewer church leaders are willing to go to confront sin with people who are living in open sin and confront them. Why? Do we lack the courage? Are we ignoring the biblical mandate as leaders to protect the innocent from the harmful?
Do you know people who struggle with recurrent sin patterns? Are you that person, even as a church leader? If so, here are some steps to breaking those patterns.
Gentleness, then, may be considered a powerful apologetic. Not that we wish to be gentle in order to get attention, but as we follow Scripture’s call to gentleness, we can be calmed by the knowledge that this will surprise others.
For the first three months of the Covid-19 outbreak, our church family of about 1,500 only experienced a handful of coronavirus cases. As far as we know, none of those cases were spread at one of our events. Two weeks ago, that all changed with a Covid-19 spike.
You might think of digital church as being impersonal. But Jeff Reed says, "The strength of online church is relationships."
“I just feel like so many Christians have given up," says Carlos Whittaker, "and I don’t think that Jesus Christ died on the cross so we can cope.”
“I believe," says Eugene Cho, "that you can be fierce and contend for convictions and still hold to the values of the fruits of the Spirit.”
As you consider your kids' need for spiritual direction, says Lacy Finn Borgo, recognize that “children have all of what they need to have an encounter with God."
When it comes to racial reconciliation, says Brenda Salter McNeil, “I think Esther is our prototype for what to do next.”
"We are part of this gigantic, global body of Christ," says Jordan Gustafson, "and so we can’t separate ourselves from everything else that’s happening. We must engage.”
Lee Strobel says, "We have to create safe places in our churches and let people know it’s ok to have questions." But pastors can't—and shouldn't have to—do this important work alone.