Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
I believe we need transparency in the pulpit now more than ever. We are in an age where transparency is looked upon as a weekness instead of a strongpoint. Especially when your a leader in the church. Leaders are telling their congragation to go out and share the the gospel, when they themselves have trouble sharing. Leaders need to tell the church they go through the same issues as anyone else does. We need more confession.
I realize that certin things are more private than others. These things like any other confession needs prayer before telling the church.But these private confessions need to be shared as well. Leaders need to be real with the church that they are shepards over. The church will respect the leaders more for their honesty. Like any reltionship their needs to be a covenent between the leaders and the church.
In 2 Corinthians 11:30 Pus says "If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness". Later in chapter 12 God says My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness". If you read chaper 12 of 2 Corinthians you will see that God will show how strong he is when we confess are weeknesses. In 1 Corinthians 1:20-21 Paul says, "Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of the age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe".(NIV) God also says that "God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things-and the things that are not-to nullify the things that are".(NIV) So as you can see God uses our weeknesses for his will to be done. i believe this is true humility.