I had a good time this afternoon with Pastor Faisal (pictured below) and his church – we enjoyed the benefits of the resurrection that I listed earlier. One thing struck me though – Pastor Faisal is a passionate worshipper, and so are his people. It was great to see, hear and be part of – they love to worship God with all their hearts and lungs.
On a number of occasions Paul commands people to imitate him e.g. 1Cor. 11:1,
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
Some might call such a challenge arrogant – I want to admire his boldness and the confidence he has in Christ in him. Being a father it doesn’t take you too long to realise the power of example for your family. How much more so for the family of God?
Jesus quoted the greatest commandment in Luke 10:27 as,
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself.”
I wonder how many pastors fail to give their people anything passionate to model from their example.