Rev. Lon Lorton

January 3, 2016

1 Peter 5:1-5

Every church congregation must regularly determine the course it is on…

To the elders:

  1. Serve willingly
  2. Serve unselfishly
  3. Serve humbly

To the members:

  1. Submit yourselves

To the whole church:

  1. Be humble

All done to the glory of God and the salvation of the world.

In learning to be a lineman on a football team, the first thing you are taught is to stay low.  No matter how big you are, stay low.  For the purpose of having leverage, stay low.  No matter how big you get in life, stay low.  No matter the title in front of your name, how much money you have in the bank, or how many people know who you are, stay low.  The moment you use your knowledge, or prestige, or power, or resources to accomplish something on your own terms and by your own wits, you are trying to do God’s work.  There’s only one God.  He’s good at it.  Join Him, but don’t try to take over His job.  Humble yourself under His mighty hand.  Stay low.