http://media.sermonindex.net/17/SID17254.mp3preached about twelve years ago it is still a relevant message for today!
This message was delivered about twelve years ago to a group of graduating Pastors.The text of this sermon is on sermon index as wellHere is a quote from this sermon from Martin LutherThe great reformer Martin Luther once declared that "the preacher who does not rebuke the sins of the rulers through Gods Word spoken publically, boldly and honestly, strengthens the sins of the tyrants, and becomes a partaker in them, and bears responsibility for them." Here is the link to the text version of this sermon found on SIhttp://www.sermonindex.net/modules/articles/index.php?view=article&aid=23604
Ezek 3:25-27 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them: And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house. But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.Eccl 3:7 ...a time to keep silence, and a time to speakThere is a time to speak and a time for silence, learning not to confuse the two is the important lesson.OJ