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A few years back I read The Unnecessary Pastor by Eugene Peterson and Marva Dawn. A thought provoking read to say the least. Can any of us honestly claim to be “necessary”? How easy it is to think of ourselves as more important than we really are. The marvel and beauty of recognizing that we are “unnecessary” is when we realize that God desires to use us anyway. There is only one Savior and all the rest of us are simply servants doing our assigned duties. Spiritual elitism can occur when we elevate certain preachers, teachers, methods, seminars, authors, counselors, etc…. to the position of Savior. In essence we elevate ourselves because of our association with the one we have elevated.
From here it is a very small step to the development of a faction. The end result is envy, fighting, jealously, quarreling, bitterness, and so forth. The bread and cup call us to remember the message. Messengers are “unnecessary”. They certainly have a job to do and they Buy Cialis Online: Creative Ways of Finding This Drug at a C… should do the best they can with the message they have to deliver! However, today’s messengers will not even be known in a few decades. God will raise up new messengers.
The bread and the cup direct us to give all our allegiance to Christ. He is the message. In him we will find unity with one another.