Fallen Troops

Biblical Perspectives

Four of my friends who are worship leaders and pastors have fallen out of the ministry over the past few months. Three out of the four had affairs and one was accused (falsely he said) of inappropriate behavior with a child in his church. These were (are) talented and capable men whom God was using in his Kingdom. Many people looked up to them and were influenced by them.

Two things keep coming to my mind: 1) If not by the grace of God, there go I. I am not to judge them because only through the Lord’s protection have I swerved around similar ditches and ravines in my ministry and life. 2) We (I) have a responsibility as their brothers and sisters in Christ to help restore them, not to turn our back on them. Galatians 6:1 says “Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.”

Hey, I’m not preaching at you. I’m rehearsing to myself what I need to hear right now. I’ve got to reach out to them. I plan to email or call them this week. Please pray for me and pray for them!




24 August, 2006 At 8:21 am

Good word bro! I am praying that God give you wisdom and compassion as you seek to reach-out to these “wounded warriors”. Like the blog site!

Praise More Powerful » Our Top 20 Blog Posts Since Launch!
At 8:21 am

[…] NOTE: The number of hits are approximate for each and could be quite a bit higher because hits on the rss feed are harder to track. Also, some articles’ hits were basically tied, so we ranked those based on our best educated quess of which one was more popular. 1. Casting Crowns Cast Their Crowns (450 hits) 2. Repetition in Praise Is Not a Bad Thing (250) 3. A Christmas Wrapped In Praise (200) 4. 4 Levels of Effectiveness as Worship Leaders (125) 5. Audio Sessions Now Online! (120) 6. Fallen Troops (110) 7. New Year’s Resolution: Quit Your Job (110) 8. Video Interview with Charlie Hall about Worship (100 – and quickly rising!) 9. New Year’s Resolution: Be Godly, Not Religious (100) 10. Striving to Be a Minister Through Music (100) 11. 3 Requirements for Perfect Praise (95) 12. First Service at New Church Start a Huge Success (95) 13. Planning a Worship Service Using the 5 Necessary Elements (95) 14. Rick Muchow’s Tips for Leading Worship (90) 15. Reward for Faithfulness 20 Years in Coming (85) 16. Welcome Pastors.com Readers! (85) 17. How Structured Should a Worship Service Be? (80) 18. Worship Study Revitalizes Entire Choir (75) 19. God Can Work in Tightly Scheduled Worship Services Too! (75) 20. True Worship Changes Us (70) […]

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.