Monday, February 09, 2009

- How to start a Biblical Movement -

Lessons Learned from Abraham's story:
  1. Pick an elderly couple
  2. Make sure this couple does not have children
  3. Take this couple out of a cultural center and into the fringes
  4. Make sure this person lies in significant situation
  5. If this person has a son, ask him to kill it
Lessons learned from Moses story:
  1. Look for somebody who is hiding
  2. Look for somebody doing the work of young boys
  3. Look for somebody who stutters

Lessons from David:
  1. Pick the youngest or perhaps the least significant
  2. Make him a servant to the King
  3. Perhaps make in an outlaw living in the wilderness

Lessons from Jesus' ministry:
  1. Make sure this movement starts away from the cultural center
  2. Alienate all the power players
  3. Pick followers who are uneducated, unimpressive, confused by everything you say
  4. Be considered a threat to the state
  5. Allow those rejected by society to be your biggest supporters


It so weird to see how churches often look to start movements; they look for those with the biggest resources; places where they can finance their ministry; look for the best, smartest, coolest, most promising talent to take their ministry to "the next level." This way of starting a movement does not seem to be the way that God throughout the Bible starts his movement.

What do you think?

4 comments:

the husband said...

I was reading some of Abram this morning and took note of that as well. I think that when people and places start by looking for greatness, they are doomed to fail. Abram didn't know what he was getting himself into and Moses tried to get out of it countless times. The common thread is that they all trusted in God, even when common sense told them not to. There was still times of doubt, but faith always prevailed.

Phil Strahm said...

God's calling...
Passion for the call...
Effort to bring it to life...
Help from others with the same passion...

Sounds simple enough, and to a certain extent it is.

Finances and all that other stuff is icing on the cake. I can say that easily...but I do have to contemplate if I really live my life by that.

stephencady said...

the winner is not judged by his small size
but by the substitute he picks to
run the race and mine's already won
. . .
that's the way uh huh we like it
they call me the underdog!

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