Just a quick note on a recent event in the church. This last week, a prominent pastor at Hillsong’s New York City branch was fired, for moral failings. Turns out he had an affair. It can be quite discouraging when our leaders fall. We can feel misled and even betrayed. The enemy can use these occasions to sow doubt in our minds about God and the power of his Spirit. We pray for the pastor and his family, for healing and reconciliation. We also pray for his congregation, for comfort and strength. Perhaps the lessons for us include: Let’s remember to not put pastors on a pedestal, and we should consider choosing pastors based more on their hearts and less on their raw outward talent.

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