Showing posts with label pastor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pastor. Show all posts

Good Samaritan

As anyone who has been the victim of a crime can attest, the assistance of a Good Samaritan can be invaluable. 

In the case of a man attacked and left for dead, all three witnesses - the pastor, the church elder, and the church member - have an opportunity to render aid. 

While it is impossible to know precisely what motivates each person in this scenario, it is likely that the pastor, as a religious leader, will feel compelled to help the man based on the tenets of his faith. The church elder may also feel responsible for the congregation's well-being and feel it is his duty to render aid. On the other hand, the church member may simply be moved by compassion to help someone in need. 

Regardless of their motivations, all three witnesses have the opportunity to make a difference in this man's life. 

But only one does. 

With Crime Rampant, Who Will Help You? (Video)

In today's world, it seems like crime is everywhere. You can't turn on the news without seeing reports of people being robbed, attacked, or even killed. 

With such a high level of violence, it's no wonder that many people are hesitant to step in and help someone who is in trouble. After all, why put yourself at risk when there is no guarantee that you will be able to make a difference? 

However, I believe that it is still important to try to help others, even if the odds are not in your favor. 

By standing up to violence and trying to make a difference, we send a message that we will not be intimidated by those who seek to harm us. We also show that we are capable of compassion and bravery, even in the face of great danger. 

So the next time you see someone who needs help, don't hesitate to step in and offer a hand. Who knows? You might just make a world of difference.

Higher Calling (Video)

Many people do not realize that those in ministry may also have another career. We automatically assume that pastors spend all of their time studying the Word and praying in the spirit. 

We don't stop to think that they may have two callings - one natural and one spiritual. 

The Difference Between Submission and Agreement (Video)

There is a difference between submission and agreement. Submission is not when you agree with what the pastor said. It only comes into play when you disagree with the pastor. 

I never agree with everything that a pastor says. But will I obey them if they are teaching the word? Yes. Will I follow them if they have a calling from God to do a particular thing, and it is according to the word? Of course, I will. 

There are some things that a pastor is doing that I don’t necessarily agree with or think will succeed, but I keep that to myself. But I also understand that as long as it doesn’t cause me to compromise my walk with the Lord, then it’s no big deal to me. 

Stop Being a Benchwarmer for God (Video)

I remember when I went to church early to clean, and when I finished, I went to the sanctuary and began to pray. I was deep in prayer when I felt a tap on my shoulder.

Someone told me that the pastor had sat his garbage outside of his office door and that it needed to be emptied. Did I tell them "to wait a minute and let me get this prayer request in?" Of course not. I jumped up and emptied the garbage can. We are to be a part of the solution and not a part of the problem. There was a problem, and it needed to be solved, and I did it.