Episode 003 – Don’t Beat the Sheep

Being the leader in a church is hard work. Church folks can be some of the most frustrating and difficult folks to work with. But, despite their flaws (and our own) and the amount of stress and frustration we may face as church leaders, beating the sheep should never be an option. God doesn’t take kindly to it, and we put ourselves in great danger when we ignore this fact and abuse the sheep for personal gain. Unfortunately, it happens more often than we may realize as beating the sheep isn’t just a physical act. In this episode we introduce another host of the Angry Christian Podcast (Robert Platt) and explore how easy it is to fall into the angry trap as a church leader. [Ezekiel 34:1-11]

Show notes and article: https://eagerfortruth.com/2019/10/02/dont-beat-the-sheep/

Intro Music – “Angry Dance” by Simon Panrucker
Other Music as it appears – “Oh Yeah” by Yello, “Sweet Georgia Brown” by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey, “Would Jesus Wear a Rolex” by Ray Stevens, and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” by Fred Rogers

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  1. Church people can be difficult, never would I understand why…lol lol. You would think, if they got the love of God on the inside they would see their flaws…..but the lie detector test determined, that was a lie. I just try to be the best me in God as I can be because it’s not what they do to you but what you do to them. My mama used to always tell me that and I never understood it until I got older.

    1. I grew up a pastors kid, and then later went on to be a pastor myself – the answer to why church folks can be so difficult has alluded me to this day lol. Like you said, the only person we have control over (truly) is ourselves so we must focus on doing well, and treating others well, and let God sort it out in the end.

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