Leadership Links 11/21/2017

5 REASONS WHY, “I’M NOT BEING FED” MAY NOT BE A GOOD REASON TO LEAVE A CHURCH (Chuck Lawless) I fully understand there are times when we need to leave a church. And, it makes sense at some point to leave a church when the gospel is not being preached. Clearly, one of the roles of the pastor is to feed the sheep. At the same time, though, I’m not convinced that, “I’m not being fed” is always the best reason to leave a church. Here’s why: http://chucklawless.com/2017/11/5-reasons-why-im-not-being-fed-may-not-be-a-good-reason-to-leave-a-church/

7 ways being nice hurts your church (Thom Rainer) Unfortunately, I’ve seen it again and again. Church leaders and members sacrifice the health and good of the church for fear of hurting one or a few persons. The body is sacrificed for the sake of a few members. We think we are being nice, but we are hurting the church. See if you can identify with one or more of these seven “nice” issues. http://thomrainer.com/2017/11/seven-ways-nice-hurts-church/

10 things you should know about pride and humility from Jonathan Edwards (Sam Storms) No one has spoken with greater clarity on the nature of both pride and humility than Jonathan Edwards. Here are ten things we can learn from him.  http://www.samstorms.com/enjoying-god-blog/post/10-things-you-should-about-pride-and-humility-from-jonathan-edwards