Fear of God Devotional: How Can Reformation in the Church Be Handled Poorly?

How can reformation in the church be handled poorly?

Jason Dohm explains in this video that it can be easy for an elder who has been convicted of something from Scripture to impatiently expect their congregation to come to the same conviction overnight.  

They must remember that if God has taken months or even years to bring them to a place to awaken change in their heart, they should not turn around and expect their congregation to reform overnight. It is not what God has done with us. Pastors and elders should not put their congregation in that position. While they should not water down Scripture, they should also be patient with their fellow believers. 

1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NKJV) – “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.”