I just read the recent post Ingrid and Chris Rosebrough have posted. We too see that real pastors must wear suits.
Ingrid sums up our opinion with this statement:
“Can you imagine calling on this individual at 3am when your loved one is dying or seriously ill? Can you imagine Mr. T-shirt holding the hand of an elderly saint as she passes into eternity?”
I recently read a statistic that the divorce rate for pastors is around 67% and I praised God that these truly God-based pastors were willing to sacrifice their wives and families for the Gospel. How great that they were able to shed the burden of wives who kept them from doing God’s work!
Of course, any real pastor would wear a suit and tie to preach in. When I was a pastor I used to sleep in mine so I would be ready incase someone called me at 3:am.
We also agree with Chris Rosebrough and Ingrid as this series that the clip comes from also teaches some other insidious and unbiblical things“
“#5 – Are you trying to do this alone?
One of the things I’ve tried to do quite unsuccessfully in the past is solo ministry…thinking that I really didn’t need the help of God or others.
STOP…no pastor would admit they would try to do ministry without God…but here’s a question…how much personal time do you spend in the word…sermon prep NOT included.
In order for me to lead publically I need to have a passion to meet with Him privately as often as I can.
AND…pastors, we need the help of others! We will never be able to do EVERYTHING in our church well…and we should stop trying. God uniquely designed you for a purpose…and when we embrace trying to do everything we often wind up accomplishing nothing.
I used to HATE asking people to do things because I falsly assumed that because I hated doing something that others would hate doing it as well…until I heard Andy Stanley talk about how there are people who actually LOVE to do the tasks that I can’t stand. (Organizing, etc.)
Pastors…there are people all around you just waiting on you to ask them to do what you hate to do. They know you are horrible at it…they’re praying that you will stop!!! SO…ask for God’s help…and embrace Ephesians 4:11-12 and get others involved as well.
#6 – Do I care more about my sermon for this Sunday…or the people who will hear it?
This one FLOORED me because…there have been times that I crafted the “perfect sermon” and completely forgot about the people who were going to hear it.
Pastors…we are called to honor God by giving Him our best. (II Timothy 2:15) And we should desire to preach great sermons…but our passion should be for the people that hear them to be transformed by the Gospel…and for their lives to be radically different.
People MATTER to God…the sermon MATTERS to God, but it should NEVER be our goal to hear “great sermon pastor” at the expense of us forgetting to love and lead the very people whom God tells us we will be held accountable for.
BOTH MUST MATTER…one does not have to be sacrificed for the other…just something the Lord is teaching me.”
How dare this so called pastor disrespect the high calling of pastoring! Any real pastor does not need any help from anyone.
Notice that this “pastor” teaches it is all about him?
“how much personal time do you spend in the word?”
How sad that he thinks time in God’s Word is about himself!
Notice again the phrase, “I need”? Again… it is all about himself!
He goes on to admit that he is not a real pastor…
“We will never be able to do EVERYTHING in our church well…and we should stop trying.”
Pastors should stop trying to do everything in their own church! Such non commitment!
In fact did you notice that this pastor insists other in the church have a “purpose” and that they need participate in the work of the church? How sad! We know that God has no purpose for us! That is all the false gospel of Rick Warren!
The worst thing though is he personal slam against “sermons”! Any real pastor knows that the “perfect sermon” will do more than anything in converting others to the Doctrines of the Truth War!
Now in the video, this pastor slams those who come to worship and complain about the music! He states: “I don’t care.”
He is a pastor who does not care if the people that come to his church like the worship music? In fact he states, “Leave!”
We here stand with Ingrid and Chris Rosebrough that people need leave a pastor who has this anti Truth War attitude toward his own church. We applaud Ingrid and Chris Rosebrough for pointing this sad example of a pastor out to all of us.
I you want to here more of this “me” based pastor, here is one of his series appropriately titled, “Me or Jesus”.
The end is truly here,