By Coach Dave Daubenmire
February 3, 2011
For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. -Is. 9:16
And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? -Luke 6:39
“To be honest with you Coach, you don’t need to LEAD a Bible study; you need to be part of one.”
That was the last thing that my former “pastor” said to me. It happened about seven years ago after I had endured another sissified “men’s meeting” at the church Michele and I had been attending.
The “pastor” had just taken us through one of those touchy-feely-get-in-touch-with-your-feelings lessons and I was about to overdose on Spiritual Diabetes when I approached “Pastor” and asked him if it would be possible for me to help him out by taking over the “men’s ministry”.
“You’re training men to act like women. All that I see around here are a bunch of ‘yes’ men…men who say ‘yes’ to their wives, ‘yes’ to their children, ‘yes’ to the God-hating schools, and ‘above all ‘yes’ to the pastor.”
I never darkened the door again. Today his church is bigger, full of sissified ‘yes” men, he is the unchallenged leader of the pack, with, of course, his bossy “co-pastor” wife, and his flock are sitting ducks.
They don’t even know that they are about to fall into a ditch.