If every sermon steps on our toes, it’s just possible the problem is we need to read and apply Scripture ourselves, and step on our own toes occasionally.

I Corinthians 11:31

For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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11 Responses to Toe-Stepping

  1. alcoramdeo says:

    Observation well stated.
    Scripture well applied.
    Thank you, Brother.

  2. You’d be surprised (or maybe you wouldn’t) how many times I’v been told by church leadership that the reason they don’t name names is because it would step on peoples’ toes. So they just let the wolves rip into their flesh instead.

  3. Brian says:

    So True, Jon! Sadly, far too often people react against the proclaimer (the preacher) for saying such things instead of heeding the promptings of the Spirit with His Word. A really rather frightful thought, to be withstanding God.

    • Jon Gleason says:

      Brian, usually the issue is pride. Even if the preacher speaks in humility, hearers will often respond in pride. But sadly, often preachers speak in pride, too, which can stir up pride in the hearers even if he is right in what he is saying. Both the one speaking and the ones hearing have a great responsibility.

      How can we dare to resist God’s Word?

  4. ukfred says:

    As I have grown up, I have learned that the thing I least want to hear is usually the thing I most need to hear. The problems occur when the preacher is not getting any response at all. This suggests that either his congregation have stopped up their ears, or he is preaching fuzzy feel-good messages instead of the Gospel.

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