Back to the chart showing how pastors think about the job they are doing.
A more accurate rating should be: How well does your flock know the Bible, and how well do they live it?
Is your divorce rate, like so many churches, the same as the world’s?
Is your suicide rate, again as with so many churches, the same as the world’s?
Do your congregants use anti-anxiety drugs like the bread of communion?
Do the people with money have more influence and power than the poorer members?
Do you follow the whole of the Word, observing His holy days, His dietary guidelines, and His instructions for cleanliness? If not, why not? Have you instead been taken captive by philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition, precepts and teachings and elemental spirits of the world and not according to Christ? (Colossians 2)
Are the discipline instructions in Matthew 18:15-20 followed in your church? Why not?
Jesus said that those who hear His words and do not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. How do we know our house is on sand? When the rain falls, floods come and winds blow and beat against the house, it falls down.
How many times has your “house fallen down” in upheaval and turmoil because of a pastor change? How many pastors do you know have fallen into transgression such as adultery and drug abuse?
Which is more common in your church, the fruit of the Spirit or works of the flesh? (Galatians 5:16-26)
Does your church look anything like the first century church?
Now how high does your pastor rate?
Do you think there’s a deeper meaning to the fact that diplomas are called “sheepskins?” As in, “wolves in sheep’s clothing?