Things I Do Not Understand

There is some stuff I just cannot comprehend.  Try as I may to get it…it doesn’t make any logical or Scriptural sense. Here is a partial of things I do not understand.

  1. Folks that show up to church only a few times a year but expect the pastor to drop everything to provide them with his undivided attention.
  2. People that put nothing in the offering plate but still have the stones to expect that their opinions on the church should count.
  3. Parents who ground their children from church or the youth group…the very things that could help them with their behavior, future and afterlife.
  4. People that expect the pastor to tolerate their political views…but leave the church because of his.
  5. The occasional volunteer that expects the church to throw a parade in their honor just because they finally did what the Bible commanded.
  6. People that have basked in the grace of God…but fail to give grace to anyone else.
  7. Pastors that leave one church for another…for better pay.
  8. The need for church growth plans, programs, books, conference, seminars and resource kits…when we already have the Bible
  9. Women that tolerate their husbands having multiple affairs…”for the sake of the kids”.
  10. Pastors that would rather be political pundits or civil rights leaders…instead of just preaching the life-saving message of the Word of God.
  11. People that have one spiritual standard for their pastor…and another for themselves.
  12. Folks that think the word ‘disciple’ is a noun…and not a verb.
  13. People that make comments about needing to go “deeper” in God’s Word…as if there is a Scripture in the Bible that isn’t deep.
  14. Pastors that think accountability means never asking them the tough questions or taking the hard line when it comes to their failure to follow Scripture.
  15. Men that think being the head of the household has something to do with the amount of money they are bringing in or the title they acquire at work.
Things I Do Not Understand

11 thoughts on “Things I Do Not Understand

  1. Mary McMaHan says:

    I do not understand these things either, growing in Christ results in growing in knowledge and changing the way we look at things , people, and events…some people just walk a little slower and become distracted on that road of maturity…may God help us all..:have a Jesus blessed day

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  2. Nancy says:

    How about “Church members who think ‘Outreach’ is a church wide social where you invite friends to join you.”

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  3. I do not understand people who wonder what the pastor does with “all his time” or who think church staff are supposed to work when at church (even on Sunday)

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  4. brohenson says:

    Good points and thoughts! May I have your permission to write about this on my blog with a link to this article? Henson

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  5. Pastor William Skipper says:

    here is another one I dont understand–since the church began on the day of pentecost and the apostles only baptized in Jesus name–why do MOST preachers who “say” they preach the apostles doctrine baptize in a way the apostles NEVER baptized. NOW THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION

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