How to Respond When Leaders Fail
Many of our public leaders in the evangelical church have fallen morally and have either resigned or been removed from ministry. Most recently, Frank Page, former President and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee resigned, confessing to having been in a "morally inappropriate relationship." Dr. Paige Patterson, President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary penned an encouraging "open letter" to Southern Baptist on how to move forward after this most recent admission of guilt. You can read that here. Jimmy and Joe have a little fun with the wording in that letter, and then get into the subject at hand. How do we respond to the moral failing of leaders we love or respect? The outline is below.
When Our Leaders Fail We Must:
1. Be strong in the Lord.
2. Hold them accountable.
3. Watch out for pride and bitterness.
4. Evaluate your own life.
5. Learn from their mistakes.
6. Do not justify your sins in light of their sins.