1 Corinthians: Losing Sight of Who’s in Charge
“As soon as we start comparing and competing, then that’s the first sign that we lose sight of Who’s in charge.”
Continuing in the series on 1 Corinthians, guest speaker, Fauger Baptista, reminds us of the importance of saying focused on the Lord and working towards His plans instead of comparing ourselves to those around us and using the Lord’s foundation for our own plans.
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Many young people are asking, “Where do I belong in the Body of Christ? How can I be sure of where God wants me?” I believe one of the most important priorities would be to find a body of believers who are maturing into a solid church, whose leadership is strong; a leadership who:
- Knows God’s PURPOSE for that particular group (MOTIVE).
- Knows how to order the PRIORITIES of individuals, families, and Church.
- Has established and are following a clearly defined SYSTEM to accomplish God’s purpose for HIS Church.
As a management consultant to industry, I was once asked to sell a large portion of my time to a company that was losing several million dollars each year. After several years of success they were now about to go down the tube. My reply was that nobody outside of the company could do the job. It would take dynamic leadership from within to effect a turn-around.
“When I planned this, did I do it lightly? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say ‘Yes’ and ‘No’?” (2 Corinthians 1:17).
A lot of people have blamed the “Charismatic Renewal” for causing division in the Church. Yet I have never seen anything more divided than was the Church before this unique outpouring of the Holy Spirit took place. More than a hundred denominations! And within each of them a polarization of liberals and conservatives; some deeply and primarily involved with extremism, either in social-action programs or in fundamental theology! And these extremes carping at each other, and then often coming together only after much, much COMPROMISE. And that’s the ultimate weakening force in any institution – COMPROMISE!