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The Cult of Celebrity Pastors vs. the Call to Faithfulness

We have all seen celebrity pastors. If we are honest, most of us have even envied them. The pastor who gets to preach sermons and that’s it; a cush job we say. Oh, to be able to have the time to sit and write one book and have it published and yet these celebrities crank out hit after hit. Conferences are held with them as headliners while we are fortunate if we have more than a few people say, “Good sermon, pastor!”

Perhaps, like me, you went to a Bible college where you were told that faithfulness is God’s expectation of you. “May all who come behind us find us faithful,” we sung along with Steve Green. Yet, actions speak louder than words and those who speak in chapel, at commencement, or just an article in the college magazine are all award winners, considered the best of the missionaries or among the greatest of pastors by the sheer numbers game. And we are left wondering, did I miss something? Is it faithfulness or is results to which we are called? Like me, perhaps you …

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God's Love vs. ISIS Hate, Muslim Migrants throw Christians Overboard, Iraqi Refugees Faith and Needs, What do Muslims Believe?

How Do Christians Respond To ISIS? Here Is A Daring LOVE LETTER Them
Apr 20 2015 | 03:35

Italian police: Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard

By Hada Messia, Livia Borghese and Jason Hanna, CNN
Updated 3:17 PM ET, Sun April 19, 2015

Iraqi Refugees:Stories -- heartbreaking Christian testimonies -- amazing The needs -- overwhelming
“A lot of [the Christians] had Muslim neighbors they knew for 30 years. These Muslim neighbors said, ‘Get out of Iraq. You don’t belong here. We hate you Christians.'”

“One man told us: ‘I think God is chastising us because we forgot God. We stopped reading our Bibles. We stopped praying. Maybe God is using this.’ He said, ‘I want to tell you, my family and I we’re having devotions together every night. We’re praying together. We’re reading the Bible together.’ He said, ‘We realize that all we have is Jesus.'”

“A lot of people–Muslims–are saying, ‘If this is what Islam is, we don’t want to be Muslims anymore,’ and they’re opening up to the Gospel.”


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