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February 6, 2009
The uncommon insights of Url Scaramanga
posted by UrL Scaramanga
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"If they ain't followin, then you ain't leadin". I heard this from my previous preacher. This is so bogus.
At how many points in Jesus' ministry could it be said no one was following Him, not even His dsiciples?
Don't confuse leadership with popularity.
Posted By: Tim | February 9, 2009 9:35 PM
Actually at no point in the ministry of Christ was he "never followed by anyone". I think this is a very good saying to live by.....if it works it works - if it doesn't, it doesn't. Don't try and justify your own laziness by "redefining" what leadership means. Leadership is not for the timid and if YOU spend too much time making the mistake of confusing leadership with popularity - then your screwed......trust me on this. You can ONLY lead PEOPLE if PEOPLE are following you. Anything else is not leading at all - but something altogether different. How can you possibly believe that saying is "bogus"? What you are asking us to believe doesn't even make sense. It's kinda silly. Besides Jesus didn't have to look behind to see who would or was following. They were all around him - most all of the time. So much so that he had to escape away to even be able to rest. I strongly disagree that Jesus, at times, had no one following. Where do you get your information.....don't really see it written that way in scripture. Even at his most trying time - he had people with him - following - till the end. Stop your criticizing and get in the game or keep your mouth shut. I can't stand that whole religious thing that wants to criticize everything the church has done or is doing. If you don't love the body of Christ the way he would - I have to question your motives. And he loves her greatly - even with all her faults. Aren't there bigger things to worry about here - are there hungry people in your neighborhood? Get off the computer.
Posted By: chris | August 5, 2009 8:40 PM
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