Many years ago I connected with Ed Underwood (and I have referenced his resources before on this blog). He recently wrote this post… (which is addressed to pastors but is for ALL OF US in ministry….)
Pastor, the Shocking Contrast Between Legalism and Grace.
We can choose to define ourselves as pastors by what we’re doing or not doing to please or displease legalists.
Or we can choose to focus on our personal resources and giftedness in Christ obtained only by grace.
Carrying around a to-do and a to-not-to-do list that self-proclaimed church hall monitors think you should maintain enough is exhausting.
Still, many of us seem afraid to launch out into what the legalists warn us is the wilderness of grace.
But, if we consult the New Testament we’ll see that there is a shocking contrast between grace and legalism.