Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Great points, BlackEagle!
If you are a King Of The Hill fan, as I am, you remember the episode where Dale is working at Stick-Tech in personnel as the official firer, a job no one else wanted. There actually are special services that do nothing but help employers to gracefully get rid of people that are no longer needed!
This article, written some years ago, was found in a church bulletin, and you might find it of interest to you. It's written by a Pastor, and titled, "How to Get Rid of a Pastor."
Not long ago a well-meaning group of laymen came from a neighboring church to see me. They wanted me to advise them on some convenient and painless method of getting rid of their pastor. I'm afraid, however, that I wasn't much help to them. At the time I had not had the occasion to give the matter serious thought. But since then I have pondered the matter a great deal, and the next time anyone comes for advice on how to get rid of a pastor, here's what I'll tell him:
* Look the pastor straight in the eye while he's preaching and say "Amen" once in a while and he'll preach himself to death.
* Pat him on the back and brag on his good points and he'll probably work himself to death.
* Rededicate your life to Christ and ask the preacher for some job to do, preferably some lost person you could win to Christ, and he'll die of heart failure.
* Get the church to unite in prayer for the preacher and he'll soon become so effective that a larger church will take him off your hands.
Hebrews 13:17 (NAS);
“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.”
May God bless each one of you, guys!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.