Here is the profile of our Leader! I think all of us should judge ourselves by it, and let God be true and every man a liar.
1. Jesus turned the multitude away from time to time, we want to keep the crowd.
2. Jesus never built one monument, we want to build a 100,000 seater auditoriums.
3. Jesus seemed to speak in parables whenever crowds gathered so the crowds will not understand, we want to speak simply so the crowds can understand.
4. Jesus never collected tithe, we collect tithe and first fruit.
5. Jesus hung around with sinners, we hang around with protocol.
6. Jesus discipled a few, we want to disciple a crowd.
7. Jesus did miracles and told the people not to tell, we record and televise our miracles
8. Jesus made the conditions for being a disciple stringent so a few truly committed can follow, we lower the conditions so that we can pack crowds that will support the ministry financially.
9. Jesus did not have any sexual scandal, not many pastors can truly declare they are clean.
10. Jesus has been alive for 2,000 years plus after resurrection, he could have been more effective staying here and building churches but he didn’t, he left for the Holy Spirit to work within the church. We don’t want to hand over or finish, we want to do monstrous projects.
11. Jesus would have spent 14+ years of his life as a carpenter and 3.5yrs on his ministry. We want to do full time ministry and freeload on the people for our sustenance and largesse.
12. Jesus carried the cross, suffered, died and promised us similar, his disciples followed suit. We don’t want to suffer – we believe that Jesus suffered for us. We are here to enjoy.
I could go on!
I really desire to follow Jesus, and if it makes me look strange and weird, then let that be my lot. If it wins me mockery or scourges, let that be my fate. May we build men and not structures! May one person growing into maturity be more value to us than a cathedral on the rocks of temporary earth.
Don’t look at Pastors alone! Jesus was not meant to be an example to Pastors. His commission was not to pastors, it was to disciples. Disciples were called Christians (Acts 11:26). Are you a disciple?