In today’s church, real love is often absent and offense, bitterness and dishonor run rampant. You’ve probably heard people say things like:
• You’d better walk in love!
• You need to accept me for who I am and where I’m at!
• Don’t judge me!
• Who are you to tell me anyway?!
Members are offended at the pastor, leadership team and other members. Furthermore, the pastor is intimidated by the leadership staff and congregation- reluctant to confront any negative behavior and habits. Is there a solution?
In this message, Honoring Church Leadership, Paztuh Mike Wuebbles tackles some tough questions and issues with scriptural backing and examples from his own life:
• What does it mean to truly walk in love?
• Do you have a right to be offended?
• How is correction relevant for today’s church?
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Proverbs 19:11 ESV
On Saturday afternoon, February 7th, 2015, MSP Ministries and a group of student volunteers from St. Louis Christian College met at the Michael Brown Memorial Site in Ferguson for Carry the Cross with MSP. Everyone split up into groups- some stayed with the cross, and others went door to door, or simply stopped to talk with those out on the sidewalks and streets. At one point- traffic got backed up at a stop sign as several people in cars wanted prayer. One of the volunteers said it best and labeled it as the “drive-thru” prayer line. Once we walked out onto the main road W. Florissant, cars honked and people waved non-stop. After we got back to the vans, MSP was able to pass out food to some people who were in immediate need. In summary, the afternoon was a great success with beautiful weather; 2 people received Jesus and 14 people signed up for Hot Sheet assistance. Of the those who signed up- 2 have already been placed in suitable church homes and programs. MSP Ministries would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make this outreach possible. We look forward to seeing more and more support from the students at St. Louis Christian College. Here’s what Shalisha, one of the students, had to say about her experience at Carry the Cross with MSP–> “Today I was left speechless and in the realization of how important it is to spread God’s love to others. So thankful that I had the opportunity to serve with Men Standing Positive Ministries walking and witnessing on the streets of Ferguson.Looking forward to growing with all of you.”