When we discuss individuality in today’s context, we speak of self esteem and personal potential. These are used to service a self oriented ambition and this is seen as the way to service the greater good. In fact, it could be said that this generation’s highest virtue is achieving the knowledge of how to love one’s self. It is said that if we can do this, than we can know how to play well with others. It provides us with the security we need to be safe in so others don’t consume to much of our personal resources. This is a distinctly Antichrist attitude. Paul noted that we are made, as new creatures in Christ, into beings that are equipped for the service of others. It is part of our new nobility as regenerate humans. We are capable and suited for the same work as he took on. His passion was to serve, as should ours be. The church should be filled with those who have this mindset and build lives that mean to accomplish this task. This is how we grow as people and a community. This is how we find safety and fulfillment in our new creaturehood.
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts