Zeke

So I’m reading in Ezekiel about how his life is an example to people of what God is going to do.  More than the other prophets I think God uses Ezekiel as a metaphor.  But here’s this guy, who has to do these crazy outlandish things for God, and he does them.  He lives the message out before everyone.  That’s pretty cool.

 I think as a leader in the church, I should always be living what I am saying.  It seems like that would go without saying, but I have to remind myself, that when Jesus is on mission to find lost people, I need to be on mission.  When Paul says he’s all things to all people, I need to be too.  If I’m going to teach the book I need to live the book before the people, with the people, and for the people.  That might just be the only way that people are going to really understand what I am trying to say.

I think that’s why you should never do Bible study all on

And I think I do an okay job at this.  Especially since starting work at C&B I have had to really live my life for Jesus.  It’s stretched me and challenged me, and encouraged me.  It’s been pretty cool. 

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2 thoughts on “Zeke

  1. jason being a pastor is a huge job. i’m not a pastor but i do/did teach and they are not that dissimilar. when i teach i have to remember to remember who i’m teaching. i may have a great lesson planned, i may have done my research and know top to bottom, and upside down my topic. but if i am not understanding the kids i’m trying to teach, then my job isn’t being done. it’s a hard process. pastoring in that regard is much like other professions. people do the best they know how to do. i’ve seen you “in action” and you have so much passion for what you do. don’t ever loose that! out of all the pastors i have heard speak, you know your stuff. but i think it’s great that you made the statement that you need to live it with the people. we are struggling with that at my church right now, connecting the words and passion we have with our community in a way they will understand. our one and only job it to build relationships with people and bring them closer to God. i’m really excited to see where you are going to go and do next!

  2. The speaker at the church I attend spoke yesterday on authenticity. It really made me think. Is authenticity something we try to be, or is it something we are? If I act like a bum is that because I am a bum? If I am a bum and try not to act like a bum am I therefore hypocritical (or inauthentic) because I am not living the way I really am? How does this affect the Christian life?

    In many ways, as I understand it, we are becoming what we are. That is the process we call sanctification. So therefore, authentic christian living is not necessarily portraying ourselves as being something we are not, it is in fact the process of becoming what God has made us to be.

    May God continue to bless you on your journey of becoming who you are in Him and living as an example of His grace to those you serve (and teach).

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