Wilfredo De Jesus, who serves as the Senior Pastor at New Life Covenant Church wrapped up Leadership Summit this year with a spiritual challenge.
- A leader who stops learning, stops leading
- No one drifts upstream or towards holiness
- It takes effort and determination
- A map offers many routes to get to the same place but a compass doesn’t give alternate directions
How people respond to a cultural drift:
- Accommodate it: embrace it and go along with it. // lose truth
- Oppose it: they’re afraid that their way of life will be taken away and only listen to people who reinforce their ideas and fuel their anger. // lose their sense of grace
- Withdrawal from it: They think they are powerless to affect change and the issues are too complicated and so they shrink back from the culture. // lose their opportunity to represent Jesus
- Engage it: too many Christians value their position on issues rather than God’s command to walk in love
So what do we do about it?
- Know who we are: define ourselves the way Jesus defines us
- Watch the undercurrent: anything that goes opposite to the word of God
- Keep coming back: we need to keep making mid course corrections to stay on course. Making corrections are good and necessary to stay on track.
- A person who never repents is a person who thinks they can never be wrong. Repentance requires humility.
- A scared world needs a fearless church
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