Don't Sweep Sin Under the Rug

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 4-minute session, pastor Brad Powell encourages pastors to never sweep the sin of their church leaders under the rug. He advocates for a truthful approach to moral failure in church leadership. Brad is the Senior Pastor of NorthRidge Church in Michigan.



Which of Brad’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Don’t let fear govern how you handle the moral failure of church leaders. Confront them with honesty and love. Be open with your church about what’s going on. And as Brad said, you never know how God will use your truthfulness to reach others. 



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