The Power to Control the Power

Great food for thought…

In my previous post, I mentioned four things every church should remember when they lose their pastor, each in 1 Corinthians 12.

  • You may want to disengage, but the Holy Spirit requires you be involved (v. 7).
  • You may want to dominate, but the Holy Spirit requires that you serve (v. 7).
  • You may feel undesirable, but the Holy Spirit values diversity in the body (vv. 13-20).
  • You may seek independence, but the Holy Spirit has built a body that is interdependent (vv. 21-28).

But a church needs more than the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit at work in order to be a healthy, vibrant, disciple-making church.

It needs love.

As I heard my pastor once say, “Love is the power to control the power.”

This is why Paul wrote 1 Corinthians 13, and he give three reasons why we need love in the church, and not just the…

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