Monday, May 03, 2010

Quote of the Day

(Here's a provocative quote.)

“But there were elders and apostles and pastors (during the early days of the church), weren’t there?” “There were, but they weren’t out front leading people after their personal visions. They were behind the scenes doing exactly what you have on your heart to do—helping people to live deeply in Christ so that he can lead them! Elders won’t end up managing machinery, but equipping followers by helping them find a real relationship with the living God. That’s why he asked us to help people become his disciples and why he said that he would build his church. Let’s focus on our task and let him do his . . . Didn’t Jesus tell us that those who facilitate within this family are not those who exercise authority over others, but those who serve?” (Italics mine)

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