Yesterday’s message …
- Acknowledge a bible verse I don’t like very much;
- Included a rare “please write these three things down” moment regarding leadership;
- Built to a poignant video that shows what Good Shepherd At Home is like during pandemic;
- Led to this bottom line: Church happens not when you gain followers but when you grow leaders.
Is it OK if I talk to you today about a bible verse that I don’t like very much?
A verse that every time I bump up against it, I think, “I can’t do that; I’m not good at it; it’s not natural to me!” And if I tell you about this verse that I don’t like so much it will actually give you an insight into what it means to be a pastor, what it means to lead in church, really HOW IT IS THAT CHURCH HAPPENS? And the result of all that is that you’ll never really look at this thing called Good Shepherd or your role in it quite the same again? Is all that OK? A verse I don’t like, what it means to be a pastor, how church happens, and ultimately your enormous place in all that? Fair?