Church

Philippines
February 16, 2012 7:28pm CST
Should a pastor/minister stop preaching about certain topics/issues his members got hurt? I know of a pastor whose members got hurt when he shared the sermon. He has been preaching in a church for two years now. When he preached about God's love, salvation, His care and protection, no comments were given. He even challenged the church to give their time, talent, and treasure to God. Still no comments. For the past two Sundays however, he preached about the church. How the church should work together and that when a church doesn't grow, it's not just the fault of the pastor but the church as a whole. Now, the members react. Should the pastor stop?
3 responses
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
17 Feb 12
I don't think he should stop but to listen to what they say then make them enlighten. I think that it is not only the duty of the pastor to be the fishers of men, but also the members as well. A church to grow should have more members therefore it is everyones obligation to do their share in spreading the word of God. The reason why there is a reaction is because there is some enlightment thats needed to be tackle.
• Philippines
17 Feb 12
or maybe, they don't want to do anything as they believe it is only the work of the pastor.
@ceazr23 (50)
17 Feb 12
i think the pastor should not stop and still push these topics/issues to his members. even though his members felt hurt or reacted he should not stop and still push these things which he think is right. people by nature always learn or reflect on things when they are hurt. when one does not know he/she is at fault he/she will not change. the pastor should make them realize that the things he is pushing is right and for the good of the community.
• Philippines
17 Feb 12
There's saying, "the more the pastor want his congregation to change, the more his congregations will change the pastor." haha... this pastor now is in danger of being let go by the church.
@Hazelrose (2186)
• Philippines
17 Feb 12
Hello,No, they should continue to preach if those words are written in the Bible.No matter how hurting to his listener.To enlightened us to obey and follow our God's will.Except when the issues he preached comes from himself,then he must stop preaching.
• Philippines
17 Feb 12
thanks, hazelrose. Yes, what he is preaching is from the Bible. He even gave verses to prove his point.