How should I behave and respond biblically when I lose respect for my pastor?

He corrects volunteers harshly if they don't perform their work to his standards. He is disrespectful, from the pulpit, of lost people who give no thoughts to Christian moral standards. He doesn't mind doing what is "technically illegal," because, "no one will care, anyway." And, It's no big deal." He makes commitments to ministries, and then doesn't follow through, or backs out without apology or explanation. He maintains an unhealthy diet and activity level, which causes lethargy and illness, hindering him from being able to fulfill his responsibilities personally and professionally. We pray that he would humble himself to submit to the Holy Spirit, and manifest the love of Christ for the lost, and compassion for the Lord's flock.  We know that we are all "works in progress," but how would the Lord have us respond to this situation?

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Q jcryle001 JD Abshire
No one is above reproach, NO ONE. 

Galatians 6:1 "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted."

Matthew 18:15-17 "Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother." 

Mat 18:16 "But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established." 

Mathew 18:17 "And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican."

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