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What Are the Top 3 Pitfalls Pastors Fall Into?

What Are the Top 3 Pitfalls Pastors Fall Into?

Dr. Hershael York, Professor of Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, explains the top three most common mistakes pastors need to avoid. “The greatest pitfall that a pastor has to avoid is the pitfall of EGO.” When a pastor makes the world around him about himself, it becomes extremely dangerous. Pride becomes the gateway to other sins, such as adultery, finances, and laziness. When it is all about self we forget about the gospel and others.

3 Pastoral Pitfalls

• Avoid the pitfall of Ego
• Avoid the pitfall of church expectations
• Avoid the pitfall of not staying focused on the main thing (Jesus)

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. – Galatians 5:24

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