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“Where are We Headed?”, part 2 — Not For United Methodists Only

May 8, 2019

More from Bishop Frank J. Beard (if you missed the first part, you’ll find it in this space from yesterday) —

Our self-absorption and self-indulgence in the church is at an all-time high. We have lost Paul’s admonition and advice given to the Philippian Christians, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant …” (Philippians 2:5-7a). Self-servant leadership is not a reliable biblical model.

My simple prayer continues to be; “Lord, send the gentle wind of your Holy Spirit to blow upon the embers of our hearts and fan us into flames for Jesus once again.”

The Holy Spirit was provided to teach us how to be like Jesus and to accomplish the work that Jesus commissioned. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would guide us. We need the Holy Spirit to guide us.

— There’s more.

But like yesterday, I find plenty of grist right here, and I’m hoping you do as well.

See you back here tomorrow. 

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