As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ. Ephesians 3:14-15
Its amazing how a small wave at the beach can knock you down. In life, waves come in all sizes. You could call them trials, tribulations and temptations. One of my jobs as a pastor is to help people grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word (the Bible), so that they are not knocked down by the trials in life, nor carried away with false ideas and teachings that come from men. Paul told the believers in Ephesus, that God gave apostles, evangelists and pastor/teachers to the church for this very purpose. What a privilege it is for me to be one of those people.
What strange doctrines are blowing around today? What truth can I impart to those within my circle of influence?
God, teach me so that I might teach others. May Crossroads be a church where we speak the truth in love and grow in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ. Help me become more like Jesus in word, thought and deed. Help me in my role to inspire and guide others in their spiritual growth. What a great privilege and calling it is to be a pastor/teacher.