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John M
Nov 3rd 2008, 09:15 PM
My pastor when preaching from the pulpit continually puts himself in the first person when referring to God. It bothers me some. I know that his God given task is to deliver God's word and feed his sheep. But when he does that it as though he is stepping out of his bounds. I don't ever recall hearing a preacher do that before.
Thanks for your input.

Richard H
Nov 7th 2008, 08:38 AM
Hi John.
Welcome to the board. :)

Wow. That must make some other people uneasy too.
I think he may not realize he is doing it.

I have an (unsaved) friend who sometimes gets mad about stuff.
While he's expressing his anger at some person - who is no there - he uses the word "you" and looks at me as if I'm the person he is mad at.

It's all very strange, but I know he does not mean ME.
Anyone watching him speak, though, would assume he was mad at me.

People are odd - aren't they?

'Dunno what to tell you about your pastor.