Thursday, August 18, 2016

Are you Easily Offended?

Why?  oh Why?

Are you Easily Offended? 

Did someone in the Church “tick you off, and punch your button.”  Perhaps you need to examine your attitude and see if you really have a reason to be upset.  Let’s be a problem solver and NOT become part of the problem. 

What kind of persons may volunteer to be on the prayer team, worship team, teach children or others?   Seems everyone wants to minister, but perhaps lives should be put in order first.  For instance this is what the Bible says about qualifications for leaders and workers. 

1 Timothy 3:2  An overseer of the Church, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober, of good behavior, respectable, hospitable, able to teach - - -  Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or fond of sordid gain,  but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. These men must also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.  Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.

Now why would a person NOT be asked to join the prayer team, or other positions?  

1. Let’s be honest. If not married, is the person living in a shack up adulterous situation?

Today’s Society tells us that it is okay to move in with your lover and live as husband and wife and not be married.  But that is NOT what the Bible says. 

2. Is the individual actively battling an addiction and they are off the wagon more often than they stay on the wagon?   

We are NOT Judging those who are endeavoring to change and get their life together, and understand that we still love them and trust they will profit from good Bible teaching and seek to alter situations that are not pleasing to God. 

There are times that a Pastor may request someone to step down from a volunteer position, but certainly that does not mean they are being kicked out of the church.

Some programs in the church may be changed or discontinued for good and various reasons.   

Let God Judge and by all means if you are upset, learn to forgive.  Realize there is always a valid Biblical reason behind every decision that makes you angry.  Anger is not good for you so let it go. 
Give your leaders the benefit of the doubt that they are doing what God has told them to do.
Jesus only fed a crowd twice NOT every day and NOT once a week.  - - Why was this?   
It was because He knew they were NOT interested in Him as the bread of Life, but were only interested in the FREE Lunch.   Did Jesus stop loving the crowd?  Don't be silly and think such wicked thoughts.  Of course he loved the homeless and the hungry, but He was sent to save the Lost and preach the Gospel telling them to get right, stop sinning and Love one another.

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