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Hero

A While ago I cut together some shots from The Passion of the Christ to Abandon’s song, Hero. Just remembered I had it and had to share. Enjoy…

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Workers & Owners

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1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

John 15:15-16 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.


There’s a big difference between workers and owners.

The worker sees things outside of his profile and says, “not my job”

The owner sees the unexpected as a challenge or an opportunity.

The worker says “what will I get?”

The owner says “what can WE do?”

The worker sees the world as against him.

The owner sees the world as an untamed opportunity for leadership and growth.

But the amazing thing is that in the kingdom we’ve been called to be a kind of hybrid worker-owner. Neither above nor below, yet accessing the benefits of both. But in the kingdom the terms Workers & Owners don’t really fit. They’re the world’s lame terms. In the Kingdom there’s a deeper level – there always is.
Paul says we are servants & stewards.
Servants are almost like workers but there are key differences. Jesus refines the role and attitudes of a servant throughout His teachings. And a steward is actually a harder role than an owner, because you have all of the authority and responsibility – and yet you are only managing this life, this resource, this group of people that you lead.

Servants

  • Don’t treat the job is their enemy, but see it as the opportunity to refresh others
  • Feel better at the end of the day because of what they’ve done for others, not what others have done for them
  • Are faithful, they don’t turn up because of a paycheck, they understand loyalty

Stewards

  • Understand that ‘He chose you’ – you’ve been endorsed by the Master
  • See themselves as co-stewards with others. Competition may make sense in economics, but the Kingdom works in a different way
  • Take personal responsibility and an interest in the servants that have decided to partner with them – people aren’t commodities.

When it comes to ‘thinking generationally’

Workers & Owners

  • Focuss on the immediate
  • See themselves as the benefactors of this task

Servants & Stewards

  • Understand they are building for the generations to come
  • Proverbs says “a wise man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children”

When it comes to Vision

Workers & Owners

  • Only see the immediate circumstances
  • Are “Working for the Weekend”
  • Limit their Capacity by their Sight

Servants & Stewards

  • See beyond what they can “see”
  • Have a plan; Prov 21:5 “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty,
    But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty”
  • Know what they’ll be doing in 6 months, 2 years, 10 years. And yet are flexible enough to re-evaluate these goals.

When it comes to your Calling

Workers & Owners

  • See the task before them as a job
  • As something they HAVE to do
  • May be doing something that they don’t want to

Servants & Stewards

  • Understand that the task before him is a call
  • Understand that their purpose in life is to fulfill a call
  • Have found the thing they love to do, and are doing it.

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