Let’s Not Get Too Distracted

There’s been some big news in the Christian world over the past week or so. It’s been difficult to digest at times and the knock-on effect for many will continue for a long time.

But here’s the shocking news!! Most average people don’t know who Todd Bentley & Mike Guglielmucci are.

Even more shocking news!! They probably don’t care about what’s happened to them either.

Maybe that belittles the whole thing for you but outside of the Christian world these names mean very little, unless you live near. Most people are too focused on their own worlds and what’s going on with them. Is that too simplistic? Is it naive?

Let’s not get too distracted from keeping our hearts right, making sure that we keep the main thing the main thing, building the local church and making the name of Jesus famous where we live.

Check out the thoughts of Brian Houston. As I said before, my relationship with God is not based on what any man has done for me but on what God has done for me.

Standing Strong, Praying Strong

Yesterday will have been hard in many churches around the world but as a Pastor I cannot imagine what Pastors Danny Guglielmucci and Russell Evans must have been feeling.

There are a lot of comments out there about Mike Guglielmucci and what has been happening in his life. It seems that everyone has opinion, including me. Stuff like this certainly makes you think and has reminded me that I must be careful about the choices and decisions I make because of the impact they will have on others.

Mikes father read this statement in church yesterday. How tough this must have been I can only imagine. Keep praying for them, the family, for Mike and the church. The spotlight is on the Christian church right now – it is an opportunity for us to stand strong and to believe God in difficult times.

Don’t Throw That Stone

So Mike Guglielmucci has made a huge mistake. There are a number of people who are making comments…

My friend Chezz talks about leadership in difficult times

Chris Denham asks how should we deal with this

Both point to an article by Mal Fletcher and another blog shows him speaking about this on youtube

The long and the short of it is this: he has made a mistake. Haven’t we all. I like how this Pastor is responding to it all by asking questions of his own relationship with God.

The first thing that came to my mind was that we need to be careful. Are we not all just one silly mistake away from losing it all? Is our integrity intact? Have we never made any mistakes? Are you someone who never sins? How is your relationship with God? Are you keeping strong in the Christian basics?

3 things that Jesus said are probably a good place to start
‘Let him without sin cast the first stone’.
‘Judge not, lest you be judged’
‘First take the plank out of your own eye before you comment about the speck in others’

God’s grace is amazing. He truly is the God of the second chance and don’t know about you, I’ve been glad for that a few times, so maybe that makes him the God of the second, third, fourth….and more chances. His love for us never changes. Nothing we can do can make him love us any less or any more and the same is true for Mike.

Just some thoughts…