Old Paths, New Power, Part 2

This post is part 2 in a series where I post excerpts from the book Old Paths New Power written by Daniel Henderson. I resist making a commentary on the book. Rather, I pull out excerpts that caught my attention at this stage of my pastoral journey.

Chapter 2: An Urgent “Leadership” Renovation (p.45-57)

In reading the Scriptures it became evident that the primary common denominator of those individuals used by God was centered in this simple phrase, “the Lord was with him.” Page 51

The more we value and embrace weakness, the more delighted Christ finds in making his power known in and through us. Page 53

God’s pleasure abounds toward the inadequate servant who rejects all self-boasting. Page 54

“The King is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The warhorse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might, it cannot rescue. Behold the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love.” (Psalm 33:16 – 18) Page 55

The frightening observation about the Laodiceans was the subtle reality that self-sufficiency had blinded their eyes to the degree that they denied their true condition. Page 56

I’ve included the obsession with leadership is rooted in a culture of achievement. Page 56

The Scriptures are clear that the New Testament ministry is not about what we can achieve but rather how willing we are to receive. Page 56

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