Thursday, April 28, 2011


What was Jesus’ model for doing ministry? Was it to:

Build a big building ...

Have some good music ...

Give some coffee ...

Do some cool things for the kids?

Was that Jesus’ model?

Jesus looked at the crowds following Him - and then turned to them and said: “Unless you drink of My blood and eat of my flesh, you can’t be My disciple.” At that, the Bible says, people started leaving Him. Then He turned to His disciples and asked: “Are you going to leave too?

The Jesus model was gathering twelve people to Himself - training them - challenging them - and then releasing them to do ministry.

When we aim for community, we get community. When we aim for mission, we get community AND mission.

And be blessed.

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