A DECADE OF PASTORING (PT 6)

A DECADE OF PASTORING (PT 6)

Humility “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”  (Micah 6:8) Throughout almost fifteen years of marriage, twelve years of parenting, and over a decade of pastoring, the invitation into humility has been abundantly offered to me. Humility is a lot like the way John in Revelation 10 described eating the scroll. In his mouth, it tasted like honey; however, when he swallowed it, it became bitter in his stomach. Isla Vista Church has ranged from about 25 people when I took the church over, to about 150 people in number. We have never been a big church; being in a college town, we are constantly gaining new people and losing people. In addition to this, Holly and I have had a difficult time finding people to run with because of the transient nature of the city and the age group we are made up of. In my early years, I was very ambitious to build something that would attract more people. Today, I have come to understand that the goal is not to build a church, but to build the people God sends our way. Today, I have come to understand that the goal is not to build a church, but to build the people… Click To Tweet It has taken a lot of years, and a lot of loss, to realize that the goal isn’t a bigger church. My pride and unholy ambition at times have gotten in the way of the gold that was in...
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