Life can be difficult and lonely.
Sometimes we are like a bunch of porcupines huddling together on a cold winter’s night. The colder it gets outside, the more we huddle together for warmth; but the closer we get to one another, the more we hurt one another with our sharp quills. And in the lonely night of earth’s winter eventually we begin to drift apart and wander out on our own and freeze to death in our loneliness.
The church is to be a place where ‘no one stands alone.’ But like the in ancient Corinth, church can be a place where division and strife are constant. How can we develop a unified church?
One aspect of unity that we recognize is leadership. When something goes wrong, we tend to blame the leader. Whether a sports team, a business, or the country, everything rises or falls on leadership.
In 1 Corinthians 3, Paul speaks to the leadership of the church in Corinth. He reminds them what the church is and what the church is supposed to be. When any organization neglects its primary task, it will eventually fail. To illustrate, Paul likens the church to a family, a garden, and a building. As we discover the purpose and goal of each, we will discover the direction of the church.
This Sunday my message is called: Leadership Unites. From 1 Corinthians 3 I will share with you some principles about the purpose of our church. Even if you are not a leader in our church, you will discover the direction our church is moving. Let’s all get behind the leadership and move our church to do what we are called to be and do.
Join us this Sunday, @ 10:30 a.m.