You Are Not Smarter than Jesus 06: You Can’t Force People to Do What You Want

Amazing how many people think they can just run rough-shod over the wills of other people. Someone once said about our church that their first surprise was that I don’t use fear and guilt to control the church, but their second surprise was that I was impossible to control with fear and guilt. A lotContinue reading “You Are Not Smarter than Jesus 06: You Can’t Force People to Do What You Want”

You Are Not Smarter than Jesus 05: You Cannot Exalt Yourself

For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted – Matthew 23.12 One of the things that frightens me when I deal with some pastors is the high levels of selfish ambition and the remarkable self-promotion. When I meet a group of guys, I expect a bit ofContinue reading “You Are Not Smarter than Jesus 05: You Cannot Exalt Yourself”

You Are Not Smarter than Jesus 04: Know People By Their Fruit

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? – Matthew 7.16 Jesus was very clear – you know people according to their fruit. The business world gets this point – it hires people who have evidence that they can do the job that is at hand.Continue reading “You Are Not Smarter than Jesus 04: Know People By Their Fruit”