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Using the Work to Get the People Done

Using the Work to Get the People Done

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A message by Daniel A. Brown, PhD, while he was senior pastor at The Coastlands, Aptos Foursquare Church. For more information, please visit our website at http://ctw.coastlands.org/.
A message by Daniel A. Brown, PhD, while he was senior pastor at The Coastlands, Aptos Foursquare Church. For more information, please visit our website at http://ctw.coastlands.org/.

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Published by: Daniel A. Brown, PhD on Jun 05, 2010
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DanielA.Brown,PhD
ctw.coastlands.org
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byDanielA.Brown,PhD
Thisisashortarticletakenfromoneof“Daniel’sTravelJournal”entrieshemadewhiletraveling,sharingrelationshipandministrywithfriendsandchurchesinvariouspartsofourcountryandoverseas.
Strange,isn’tit,howtheprimalinstinctofpeopleistotryclimbinghigher,gettingupandoverothers,ratherthantogetdownwheretheycanserveandcomeunderothers?IthinktheChristianlifebuttsagainstthattendencymorethanalmostallothers.Tofindsignificanceinbecominglessobvious,toworktowardmakingourselvessuperfluousintheveryendeavorsinwhichwelabor,toaimatmakingothersmore(or,atleastas)successfulasourselves—thisistheprimarycallingforservant‐leaders. JustasJesusgainedHisultimatestandinginCreationbylettinggooftheplaceHehadastheFather’sequal,andbecomingasufferingman‐servant,sospiritualleadersrisetotheirhighestgoodbydeterminingtogetlowerandlowerintheirorganizations.Tobeservantofallistobeleaderofall—and,tobeleaderofall,onemustbecomeservanttoall.Istartthiswritingwithsuchphilosophicalrumblings,notbecauseIhaverecentlyseenleaderswhooperatedifferentlythanasservants,butasaremindertoallofus wholeadthatournatureisinclinedtowardrulingmorethantowardserving.That

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