Lazaroo – Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Aug 24, 2010 I Lazaroo.


Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with eyes for no one but Jesus:

“What I mean is this: One of you says, ‘I follow Paul;’ another, ‘I follow Apollos;’ another, ‘I follow Cephas;’ still another, ‘I follow Christ.’ Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized into the name of Paul?”
(1 Corinthians 1:12-13)

Spare me from this, Jesus.

Spare Your Church from this.

We live in a society that elevates men and women as superstars.

We wear T-shirts and sweatshirts emblazoned with the names and pictures of our favorite

bands
actors
athletes
politicians
musicians
entertainers

then take that mentality into Your Church and become fans and groupies of our favorite

worship leaders
evangelists
teachers
pastors
authors
artists

until, somehow, our eyes are no longer fixed on the One we’re supposed to be following:

You.

Show me the clay feet of all my leaders.

May I never follow them one inch farther

than they are faithfully following You.

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2 Chronicles 26:15-16; Psalms 49:16-20; Proverbs 29:25-26; Daniel 2:32-43; Jeremiah 48:16-17; Ezekiel 16:13-17; John 2:23-25; 1 Corinthians 10:32-33; 1 Corinthians 11:1-2; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; Hebrews 12:2-3

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

2 responses so far.

  1. Tired of the scene Says:

    So glad to see you write this. I’ve been really struggling with the club mentality…popularity….who’s who among the family of believers that I can hardly stand it!!!! Church is not the place for these worldly behaviors!!! Seems to me like we’re trying to steal the show…instead of being transformed into the image of Christ, we’re trying to transform Christ into our image. Really has me confused and frustrated lately!!!!!!!

  2. Ken Ferry Says:

    This brings up the God-sized paradox every church leader (and I believe every leader – period) faces; to become unnecessary to those who follow.

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