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Unformatted text preview: Example of putting church before family -- my grandfather, who neglected his family while pastoring. Even put money for baby's milk into the offering. Rarely at home, when at home he was harsh and demanding; very legalistic. Result -- two sons left the faith, brilliant men but antagonistic to faith. Others in family with emotional problems. Sounds spiritual to put church first, but easy to forget I Tim. 5:8 = If don't provide for own family, and especially immediate family, worse than an unbeliever. Paul Meier talks about pastors (and others) who become workaholics to impress other people, not to please God. Need to be an example by being involved in family, even if it means saying "no" to church sometimes. More likely to change people by example than great sermons (I Tim. 4:12) -- Paul talked a good bit about how he was an example, but also commented on his poor speaking...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course PSY 200 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '10