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How Pastors Can Lead During the Rise of Trump

In the midst of the political chaos surrounding the rise of Donald Trump, pastors can use this opportunity to refocus their congregations on faithfulness and the Gospel message. In addition, there are political values that don’t line up with God’s values. God shows favor to the humble, God’s means will bring about God’s results, and the seeming pragmatic choice isn’t always the right choice.

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Why this story matters for church leaders:

Pastors have to care for their congregations and keep them focused on sharing the Gospel rather than getting distracted by political trends.

  • From Pragmatic to Holiness: The option that works in politics isn’t always the righteous or holy option that will bring about God’s results.
  • Leaders Come and Go: The Gospel is what lasts and only God will bring about the change in the lives of people that we long to see.
  • Measuring Success: Don’t use wealth or business success as the only measure of faithfulness or goodness. Faithfulness is how God “measures” success.

How can you keep your congregation focused on the Gospel in this political season?

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