Preachers With Different Motivations

Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill:

Phil. 1:15

Have you ever met a mean pastor or evangelists?  When we look at Jesus mean is not a word that comes to mind. ‘Mean’ implies doing something wrong or evil to someone who is innocent. 

One thing you will notice about people is they have different motivations. That includes pastors. In our lives, we have met a lot of ministers. You want to assume if someone is ‘doing’ ministry that they would have the heart of Jesus. Sadly, that’s not the case. 

There are people who are building churches because they have competitive spirits that just want glory. Others are in ministry because they want to lead or control others. Here in Philippians we see that even in the early church people were preaching Jesus out of envy of someone else. They wanted to have that same big church as someone else. 

What is your motivation for serving God. Do you serve Jesus because you love Him?  Let the sunrise on your relationship with God today. Put aside the distractions and serve the Almighty Father. 

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