Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chuck Swindoll speaks so poignantly in his recent post...

"I remember some years back when I received a slick, multicolored brochure in my mail announcing a series of lectures to be delivered in Los Angeles by a man who was a well-known Christian “superstar” of the day. I lifted my eyebrows in astonishment when I read the words used to describe him in that advertisement:

 A phenomenal individual . . .
In great demand around the world . . .
Today’s most sought-after speaker!

That’s a far cry from the way Jesus described Himself:

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:28–29)

Unlike most influential, celebrity types, Jesus’s description of Himself doesn’t sound like the popular hype we’ve grown accustomed to hearing.

Jesus was a servant, not a superstar."

excerpt from "The Pastor's Soul, Role And Home" : Encouragement from Chuck Swindoll and Insight for Living