II Timothy 3:16-17

It is possible for a church to follow its desires and do something inconsistent with God’s mission in the world.  When our desires are not shaped by Christ, they can lead us onto tangents.  One purpose of the Scriptures is to provide a check and balance for us.  Is the vision we are seeing consistent with what we see in the Bible?  Is this vision lining up with the Great Commandment and the Great Commission?  Is this vision congruent with the ministry and teachings of Jesus in the Gospels?

Prayer Thought:  Ask God for insight into the meaning of scripture as compared with the emerging vision for you and your congregation.