This is something I have already known but decided to put it into a blog. I am constantly amazed at the places God continues to take me each year. This year is really no different. From a few speaking engagements to being a seminar speaker at Cornerstone Festival for a week…I am truly humbled that God would use me in these ways let alone pastor the coolest church I can think of (but then again I am a little bias).
With so many readers coming to my blog I can expect and do hear from many who are truly blessed and challenged by what I write. Without a doubt there are those who come to read and may have no real opinion. Some may like me and some may not…I am the first to welcome all people who may have a difference with me. In fact I began an online ministry that welcomes such discussion.
The ones that I don’t understand are the ones I don’t even consider to be a Christian but a Pharisee. These are the ones that bring my name up in their messages or read quotes from my blog only to blast me and my ministry. It comes as no surprise that these people or “pastors” would do this but doesn’t it get old? I have been brought up in messages where I would think people might begin to think how sick the pastor(s) is that keeps on doing this. These people are known more for what they hate than they love and quite honestly if I attended a church like this…I would leave. Anytime you have someone whose messages keep comparing themselves to other churches and how they are right and everyone else is wrong, it is time to leave that church. In fact, I would encourage those who read this that attend a church like that to leave. Go some place where they preach the bible and not always slamming other churches and other Christians. Usually, those who are constantly comparing are the ones who have nothing wise to offer so they have to tear down someone else to elevate themselves. It is these Pastors/churches that Jesus would call “Pharisees that make their converts twice the sons of hell they are”. I just pray they could go on their way and leave me out of the message…that gets old to the congregants to hear about me in messages. I would like to thank these pastors/churches for the free advertising however to this blog.
Thank you to everyone else that reads these blogs and enjoy them! I really enjoy doing these blogs and look forward to continuing them! For those who are pastors/etc. that decide to go public with blogging and sharing your thoughts out loud, expect the good, the bad and the ungodly.