The Numbers Game

19 Jul

Who is more successful—the multi-site, megachurch pastor with a podcast and twitter followers or the pastor who ministers to 75 or perhaps 200 people?

Which prophet was more successful—Noah, who preached for 120 years and had only 8 people in his congregation (himself, his wife, his three sons and their wives) or Jonah, who reluctantly led a city-wide revival in Nineveh and then pouted because God showed grace and spared judgment?

Would Isaiah or Jeremiah be considered successful today? They were given a job description to preach to people who would never respond. They were faithful but saw no fruit.

How do you measure success? By numbers? By faithfulness? Men & women use the former while God uses the latter.

1 Corinthians 4:1–2 – This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.

May I be found faithful.


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