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2 Fatal Blows To The Church (i.e. People)

At our very foundation we have some things off base.  Most is due to our culture overtaking much of our thinking.  This is a reality we all must honestly face.  We cannot get away from the fact that we are culturally influenced in our pursuit of authentic Christian faith and experience.  To deny cultural influence is to deny reality.

Here are what I believe to be 3 fatal blows our culture has thrown our way that hinder us from walking in the desired and intended ways of our Creator:

Competition.  Western culture, in economics, in homes, in school, in driven by competition.  We want to win, be the best and more known.  We have bumper stickers for parents that have the "winning" elementary students.  People's pursuit of leadership positions in the church are too often about winning, being first.  Church planting is too often about winning, being the fastest growing and most sought after.  But the Christian life is actually based on serving others, not competiti…