There’s One in Every Crowd

Last Wednesday night, a man attending a Cleveland Indians baseball game drew attention to himself by wearing a LeBron James Miami Heat jersey. James’ recent departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers has caused a lot of anger in the city. Some of that anger spewed out as fans heckled the man and shouted obscenities at him. The situation deteriorated to the point that he was escorted out of the stadium. 

Perhaps you could make a case that the fans should have been more forgiving towards the man. However, he seems to have enjoyed the ruckus he caused, as he was seen showing off his jersey to the crowd as he made his way down the steps. No doubt the hometown fans were glad that he was forced to leave.  

In churches there is no shortage of people who like to stir things up in a negative way, calling attention to themselves in the process. Good leaders will do the home team a big favor by escorting such troublemakers to the exit.  

Prov.17:11–“An evil man is bent only on rebellion; a merciless official will be sent against him.”  

Titus 3:10-11–“Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him. You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.” 

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