In the previous post, we looked at how our Greek mindset affects the way we view gender. In this post, I want to look at how it affects our view of leadership. We don’t even have to look at the history of Greece to get an idea of what the Greeks thought about it — Jesus told us. “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them” (Mark 10:42). When we do look at history, though, it completely agrees with this witness. Read the rest of this entry »
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Our worship team is listening to Mike Bickle’s series on the Life of David right now. I don’t have much time to write on it at the moment, but let me give a summary:
When you get called, love God, be humble, and serve like crazy.
When you get promoted, love God, be humble, and serve like crazy.
When you get demoted, love God, be humble, and serve like crazy.
When you get persecuted, love God, be humble, and serve like crazy.
When your promise is delayed, love God, be humble, and serve like crazy.
When you step into your full calling, love God, be humble, and serve like crazy.
I think I’m detecting a pattern, here.
Suffice it to say that this is a very good series, the Lord’s really speaking to me through it, and I’m doing a lot of, “I repent… help me grow” kind of prayers. The good news is that one of David’s big revelations was also about the kindness of God, and His delight in us. So it’s an arduous journey, but we have a really good Shepherd to lead us. (Just read Psalm 23 — which David wrote, by the way.)
I do hope to go into more detail soon. I’m learning and re-learning a lot as I listen, and I can’t wait to finish out this series in the next week or two.