Faithful pastors long to see their churches grow up in faith, hope, and love. So, how does a pastor bear with those who seem to be going backward?
How do I bear with immature Christians? The question is relevant to all maturing Christians, but today it comes from a listener named T.J. And I assume T.J. is a young pastor. He writes, “Hello, Pastor John. When you were a pastor, how did you deal with the grief or burden you felt about the members of your church that seemed to not live like Jesus? How did you handle disappointment in people who are active participants in the church, but always seem to lag far behind in personal growth and maturity?”