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Featured My pastor was a good example of sanctification

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by rockytopva, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. mtatertayte

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    I don't think it is any of your business what I am going to do...do you?
     
  2. topher694

    topher694 Go Turtle!

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    Oh, ok. What was I thinking? Talking about the Bible on a Christian forum... my apologies.
     
  3. topher694

    topher694 Go Turtle!

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    That's what I thought
     
  4. mtatertayte

    mtatertayte Member

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    Go talk it to someone else other than me.
     
  5. mtatertayte

    mtatertayte Member

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    Then you thought correctly.
     
  6. topher694

    topher694 Go Turtle!

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    Anyway. Very kind tribute to your pastor Rocky. If I recall you have mentioned him before. The best ones keep on teaching even after they are gone.
     
  7. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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    Thanks. It has been a long time since I have been to quality Christian conference. In such environment one can leave with the clean feeling of sanctification.
     
  8. topher694

    topher694 Go Turtle!

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    I've got a feeling when this quarantine this is over there may be a rush of quality conferences. We need it!
     
  9. Dorothy Mae

    Dorothy Mae Well-Known Member

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    The culture today is extremely narcissistic including the church. Just count how many songs the church sings that are all about us. Not sure there is a single song that doesn’t have to mention us.

    And if we list the claims without the inspiring music it’s aweful. They talk about the beautiful duds we wear (undeserved of course so there’s a touch of pseudo humility), how we belong to royalty, what he did for us, how much he loves us, how he’s thinking of so much and just wants to be with us. Me me me me I I I my my my....it’s disgusting.
     
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  10. SkyWriting

    SkyWriting The Librarian Supporter

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    Why would anyone think that? That's quite insulting
    to the person you admire.
     
  11. Dorothy Mae

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    If people haven’t become more self-consumed and self-praising having time to find all the complimentary scriptures and tell everyone else that describes them. Frankly I was shocked to read a man boldly claimed that he is just like Jeremiah, called from conception and then without batting an eye told of how he physically hurt his sister as a child. No conflict in his self-esteem between deeds and claims.
     
  12. Peter J Barban

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    I imagine that it is easy to take a humble, no drama servant for granted. The board probably assumed that their own leadership was more significant than it really was. But rather than looking to their faults, blame the new guys.

    Also, they probably tried to replace the pastor who was strong where they thought the old pastor was weak. So the likely got new pastors who didn't have the strengths that made the old Pastor successful.

    Finally, the new pastor may have been unable to humble himself before the board/congregation, as well as the old pastor did.
     
  13. Dorothy Mae

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    Enjoy your day!!
     
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  14. Kenny'sID

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    Well, this one went south real fast.
     
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  15. Dave L

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    Did the church pay him for his services?
     
  16. Pioneer3mm

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    Good comment / post.
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    One of main issues / problems is 'Church Politics.'
    - The focus is on 'status, power...etc.'
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    I was involved in several churches.
    - During my spiritual journey.. 47 years.
     
  17. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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    The man had a wife and three kids, whom he put through college and they all turned out well. I don't think he could have done that for free, and, remembering ...

    For the scripture saith, thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. - 1 Timothy 5:18
     
  18. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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    Our preacher also preached sanctification in the old Methodist way. They would have a ministry planned in hopes of people experiencing the Lord Jesus Christ. If the fruits of that Christ were not apparent spiritually they will tell you to come back tomorrow night, and smile a little as they say it. But once the Christ was formed everyone would rejoice and make a fuss over you, or in the words of the Apostle Paul, glorify God in you (Galatians 1:24)

    My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, - Galatians 4:19
     
  19. Dave L

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    But he was only doing his job.
     
  20. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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    It is easy to pay tithes to a church where there is a feeling the pastor is doing his job and is committed in doing what he does for the good of the church.
     
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