“Don’t be a follower” is good but incomplete advice. Normally this is said as a negative response to following an evil, corrupt, or bad example. Some people, friends, or relatives may not be good examples of how to live and of what to think.
I once knew a 21-year-old man who had a friend too. He had several friends. His group of friends said: “Let’s go get a drink and have a ‘good time.'” He drank his first alcohol that night. He became drunk and ended up in a bar fight. This man took the fight outside where (with his military training) he ended up killing the man. With one dead, the man’s life will never be the same. Prison. Criminal record. Guilt. All it took was one choice. One moment, following some bad advice from a “friend.” He willingly let someone lead him astray. You don’t want to follow this sad example.
No Chance Encounter One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. John 1:40-41 Andrew heard the preaching. God’s Word affected his heart. John the Baptist wasContinue reading “No Chance Encounter”
Encourage Your Pastor Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 1 Timothy 5:17 Bishop, Elder, Pastor. Which one is the leader of your church? How about all three? Recently, as Dr Jeff Amsbaugh was preaching to our regional pastor fellowship inContinue reading “Encourage Your Pastor”
Being More Responsible Then I (Ezra) separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them, 25 And weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellors, and his lords, andContinue reading “Being More Responsible”
“Readers are Leaders” The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. 2 Timothy 4:13 “Readers are Leaders” It is a thoughtful statement. As learned as Paul was, he continued to read the Bible (Parchments) and books. This is a good example forContinue reading “Readers Are Leaders”