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How to avoid hurt

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by USN2Pulpit, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. USN2Pulpit

    USN2Pulpit New Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    I recently came across an article by Dr. Dale A. Robbins, in which he outlined how church-goers frequently experience hurt inside the church, and how they can avoid it. The article can be found at the following web address:

    Avoid Being Hurt

    Without the explanations, there are thirteen points which I found interesting. The explanations for his point of view can be found at the link above. Let me know what you think.

    (1) Avoid developing unreasonable expectations of the church —

    (2) Don’t place an absolute trust in people —

    (3) Focus on common ground —

    (4) Don’t expect any church to be perfect —

    (5) Don’t seek to promote yourself or your own agenda —

    (6) Avoid blaming the church for personal problems —

    (7) Treat others as you wish to be treated —

    (8) Have a teachable, cooperative attitude —

    (9) Don’t oppose or hinder the church —

    (10) Be committed to forthrightness and truth —

    (11) Be devoted to love and forgiveness —

    (12) Don’t get caught up in the offenses of others —

    (13) Don’t personalize everything that’s preached —
    #1 USN2Pulpit, Sep 6, 2013
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