Confrontation? Run! - 09/04/2011

Sermon text:  Matthew 18: 15-20

   There was a church where the pastor and the minister of music were not getting along. As time went by, this began to spill over into the worship service.  

   The first week the pastor preached on commitment and how we all should dedicate ourselves to the service of God. The minister of music ended the service with the song, “I Shall Not Be Moved.”

   The second week the pastor preached on tithing and how we all should gladly give to the work of the Lord. The minister of music closed with the song, “Jesus Paid it All.”

   The third week the pastor preached on gossiping and how we should all watch our tongues.  The minister of music led the song, “I Love to Tell the Story.”  

   With all this going on, the pastor became very disgusted over the situation and the following Sunday told the congregation that he was considering resigning. The minister of music led the song, “Oh Why Not Tonight?”

   As it came to pass, the pastor did indeed resign. The next week he informed the church that it was Jesus who led him there and it was Jesus who was taking him away. The minister of music led the song, [any guesses?] “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” …Read full sermon here (PDF)