"God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him in the midst of loss, not prosperity." --John Piper

Saturday, November 27, 2010

How not to start a new ministry

Don't randomly call people who don't already know what they want. (John 1:38)

Don't let people know about your past. (John 1:46)

Don't talk about the subject of alcohol. (John 2:9-11)

Don't mess with traditions that are in place. (John 2:15)

Don't tell it like it really is (John 2:24-25)

Don't do any of these things, unless you want to be like Jesus.

I wonder, if Jesus were starting a ministry today, would it look like our ministries? Would he put a coffee bar in a large building where he encouraged everyone to meet on Sunday? What would he talk about? Would he worry if people were offended? Would he judge his success by how many came?

I was just wondering.

1 comment:

Kansas Bob said...

I suspect it might look different yet the same as when He walked the earth.