by Pastor Joel Lawler
Another day, another church meltdown.
As I was driving into work today I caught a story about a church that is making news. Apparently the elders of the church have fired the pastor. From the few facts that were reported, it seems the reason was that this pastor was "too hard to work with". Post firing him, they are now doing a complete audit of the church finances to see if he was engaged in any mishandling of church funds.
In the below verse, Jesus gives us simple instructions for who and what we are to be. He has given us the responsibility to represent Him.
Matthew 5 13-16 (NIV) "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.