People spend their money in so many reckless ways that I feel no better place to give it up than in the church. I work in a grocery store and so many people buy junk food,
Greed on the pulpit! The letters won't stop!
First, I want to thank you for your years of writing “Bishop Speaks” and as my nineteen year old son say all the time, “Keeping it 100 percent.”
Bishop, continue to keep it 100% knowing you can't please everybody, but if you continue to stay faithful and trust God he will continue to bless you as he has over all these years. When ever I'm out shopping or other places and see you, I'm amazed at how great you look. I heard on a radio station that you have a birthday coming up on the 19th of November and when the person sending you a shout-out of love and Happy Birthday wishes on the radio, I was speechless to hear you are turning 58, I could not believe it bishop. You could go for your late thirties and my husband agrees with me as well.
Anyway, Bishop, I tithe, give in the offerings as well as give for the many programs the church has where I attend. I really thank God I have it to give, but so often I talk to other people who want to come to church but because they don't have money to give and are really struggling they don't attend church all together. At my church, when the offering is lifted, we walk and my pastor tells the church, "Even if you don't have it to give, walk anyway." But my husband laughs and always says, "who’s going to walk with no money in their hand."
I think pastors need to see how offerings can be taken without those who don't have it to give will not feel so bad about not being able to give cause they just don't have it.
I don't think most pastors are greedy Bishop, I just think they have a lot of expenses to be paid to even be in that position of leadership. Now on the other hand, my husband doesn’t agree with me.
Oh, and Happy Birthday Bishop Moultry.
I never laughed so hard as I did this past Sunday when my best friend invited me to attend her church with her husband and family.
I have been so depressed lately that they encouraged me to come and feel better about life and get to know God better.
Bishop, when the offering was lifted the pastor asked for people with $50.00 bills to stand, than he worked his way down to people with $10.00. Well I only had $7.00 in my pocket and since he didn't call for that amount I didn't give at all. Bishop, he didn't even bother with anyone under $10.00. I'm still laughing about that experience and I did feel better when I left out that church. I don't know if the way he did the offering was right or wrong and I didn't see many people with $50.00 bills, but it seemed all so funny to me. I do know that the next time I visit that church I'll have $10.00 or less in my pocket.
People spend their money in so many reckless ways that I feel no better place to give it up than in the church. I work in a grocery store and so many people buy junk food, wine and beer just for starters, and then they want to complain that the church or the pastor is getting all their money. At my church, whatever the pastor needs we see that he gets it. You being a pastor know how hard the Lord's work is. Bishop, I don't have to tell you ‘cause I'm sure you already know that church folks are no joke to work for and minister to. Pastors need to be paid double honor as the bible says, to deal with all they have to deal with, so I don't think most pastors are greedy.
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