We live in a time when there are people everywhere who boast of their own abilities and clamor for recognition and a position of prominence. Along with that there are scores of people boasting of some leader or prominent person, even in the Church. It is no different today than it was in Paul’s day. He issues some severe warnings to those in Corinth who were following men and not Christ. “Let no one boast in men” (1 Corinthians 3:21). This is especially important in the Church. Even if there are persons of great spiritual influence who have accomplished great things for God because of His gifting through the Spirit, the fact is that we in the body of Christ are ONE (3:23; 12:4-31).
In the second letter to believers in Corinth, Paul writes to redirect their focus on Christ so that they (and us) are being transformed by looking at His glory. That will also shape the way we do any kind of ministry. “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5). After the mind and heart becomes fixed on the glory of Jesus, there is no room for boasting about ourselves. I will put this another way to get a point across; if we boast about ourselves, then we have robbed Jesus of the place that only belongs to Him. This grieves the Holy Spirit! On the other hand, “God…said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6). This is what we must proclaim! This is the gospel!
We at New Foundations International do not want to make anything of ourselves or have others making much of us. OUR PASSION IS CHRIST! We want to spread HIS aroma everywhere (2:15).
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