31 Days to Become a Better Pastor: Remember the Cross
The day that I’m writing this is Good Friday, the day that we remember the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus is the focus of our faith and the inspiration for our ministry. How did Jesus lead? He let by self-denial and humility.
What does a successful ministry look like? We may aspire to a ministry of popularity and comfort. There is nothing wrong with people supporting us and encouraging us in our ministry. But reality says that will not always be the case. What do we do when things turn difficult?
Focusing on the cross helps us to remember that God works the most powerfully in weakness. It was through Jesus dying on the cross that salvation was bought and eternal life provided. We cannot duplicate what Jesus did but we can see in the cross that God does not abandon us in our suffering but rather meets us there.