Podcast Episode #562
When a pastor hears the phrase “People are saying . . . “, it brings a great deal of anxiety. But should it? Today, we discuss the reasons for the anxiety and how to deal with it.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- We should address grievances directly with one another in the church—not through gossip.
- Critical views are typically held by only a few in a church, but their size often gets magnified when they are anonymous.
- Criticism is often magnified beyond its real scope.
- The negativity of one criticism often feels 10 times greater than the positivity of one compliment.
The six reasons we discuss are:
- It is an unbiblical cop out.
- It fails to address the critic directly.
- It is usually magnified beyond reality.
- It is very much like an anonymous letter.
- It causes dissent and disunity.
- It is a diversion from what really matters.
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?- We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
If you are not a Christian, and would like to become a Christian. Simply say - "LORD Jesus, thank you for forgiving me of my SINs, today I am deciding to follow you. Accept me into your family, in Jesus name I pray. Amen "
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