1 Timothy 5:17-25

Feb 26, 2023    Pastor Steve Feden

"Church Leaders" - "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

Have you ever seen church get "ugly"? If you haven't, then you just haven't been a Christian long enough. It happens, especially if basic wisdom and accountability is ignored. Some of the greatest pains and scars people have faced has been at the hands of abusive church leadership.

What's worse is when the leadership is shielded, defended, or protected instead of being confronted and held accountable. If you have ever seen, or been the victim of such a thing, you will see that God has nothing to do with giving immunity to sinful church leaders.

But the news is not all bad, of course. There are wonderful people in church leadership. There are men who pour out there hearts and lives to feed the flock of God. They are "the good". A few bad apples must not spoil the bunch!

Tomorrow we get down to the nuts and bolts of church life, especially handling leadership issues. "What do we do with the good ones?" "What do we do with the bad ones?" And, "what makes things get ugly?" If you want to know this, and a few other related details, then...