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Why Choose One Over A Multitude?

April 6, 2017

Greetings,

“Wisdom is found in a multitude of counselors.”  Proverbs 11: 14

Wisdom, or a mature understanding of God’s will and knowledge of what is true and right, is totally vital in the life of a follower of Jesus.  Being able to know and apply wisdom in our daily choices and circumstances is an absolute need in this life.  We need to know God and His will intimately if we are ever to grow up into what the Lord desires us to all be.

To be wise it takes the input and advice of many.  However, most of the time in the traditional/institutional “church” we are expected to be taught and guided by one “man” called The Pastor.  This my friends is not healthy or biblical.  Yet, Sunday after Sunday the MANY sit passive in the pews, while the ONE teaches and preaches without interruption.  In the early church interruption was common, welcomed, encouraged and perhaps even viewed as a Spiritual gift, but in the modern “church” it rarely, if ever, happens. (1’st Corinthians 14: 30,31)

The simple fact is that we will never grow up in Jesus until the entire Body is allowed to share and interact every time the church gathers.  When everyone shares the Body grows up into the Head and there is true unity.  In Christ the whole Body, joined and held together by EVERY supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as EACH PART does its work.  It is only then that we all become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.  (Ephesians 4)

The church was never intended to be a one “man”, or even few “man”, show. It takes the entire Body of Christ working together in unity to become what He desires us all to be.  Every member of the Body is vitally important and needs to be given the opportunity to share their portion of the truth in love whenever the Body gathers.  True disciples are made when they are given the chance to hear wisdom flow forth through a multitude of counselors and then allowed to share their part of the picture also for all to hear and consider.

So if you want wisdom..break free from the control of the One “man” show system and seek out true fellowship with others who know how to operate as a fully functioning Body.  When the church gathers it should be a wide open, Spirit led, discussion with everyone participating for the mutual benefit of all involved.  When Jesus is lifted up in this manner HE will draw ALL “men” to Himself.  So what will it be for you?  Sit down, shut up and listen to the Pastor; or sit down, open up and have a great free & open conversation?

Love and….

Kirk Out !

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments
  1. "BK" permalink

    I choose the last half of the last sentence! Love, “BK”

  2. "BK" permalink

    ROFL! No kidding….I missed almost everything else! That was one I enjoyed if I was where there was a TV. Chuckling, “BK”

    • LOL, it seems there is a little bit of Buddhist in all of us.. i.e. peace loving like Jesus.

      • "BK" permalink

        Or maybe the other way around…. a little bit of Jesus throughout? Being as He’s the Prince of Peace Who “lights every man that comes into the world” ? Hugz, “BK”

      • I like that BK, thanks & love

  3. Mercy fulgencio permalink

    That‘s what it takes to be ekklessia,, shared life together …

  4. Judy Baker permalink

    You just described the way we learn and worship Jehovah and Jesus in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.. we have many elders taking turns giving a short talk then we have bible study with all who want to share in the discussion..sharing verses or stories pertaining to our lesson. Even kids respond and learn along with the family.
    I have learned so much from open discussion and looking up scriptures …more than all my years in Church listening to 1 man.
    We have time to witness to others by door to door or writing a short letter , to our friends n neighbors by Holy Spirit. No one could do this without God’s Holy Spirit . He has blessed us many times over. We are not perfect, but we keep learning and follow Jesus . He is the head of the preaching work.
    God is searching all hearts and people from every sort and religion will be taught by Him and be in heaven or on the paradise earth.
    God uses people of all sorts to reach people. Being involved is one way. Seek and you shall find… JESUS is the way and the truth .

    • Interactive learning is always the best. I am not a JW and believe Jesus is God, but we can and do learn from one another no matter our background if we surrender to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

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