As elders in Christ’s church, we often take ourselves, our ministries, our successes, and our failures to personally and seriously.
Sometimes we over-think our importance in God’s Kingdom due to ignorance. Somewhere in our training someone has impressed upon us that we really have the ability to change hearts, change families, and change communities. We prove not to understand the sovereignty of God and the depravity of mankind as we ought.
Sometimes we over-think our importance in God’s Kingdom due to arrogance. We have been privileged to enjoy some degree of success in church-building and the applause of men has been sweet to our ears. Sadly, this has resulted in our having a “Messiah Complex” where we believe we really have what it takes to do good work for Jesus. We arrogantly believe we have the power within us to bring about Christ’s Kingdom if we work wise and…
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