My email to Elders/Deacons of Crestview on 10/29/13:
Thanks for the hard work last Tuesday, men. For the next two weeks, I’m going to review the Dangerous Calling DVD sessions so that we can keep pressing on to application. Session 9 was entitled The Danger of Separation. Tripp read Ephesians 6:10-20 on spiritual warfare. His key points:
· One of the dangers of arrival is that you become comfortable with a disconnect between who you are in public ministry and who you are in private.
· Spiritual warfare is being waged in the little moments of life within our hearts.
· Since all of life is ministry, we are always in the role of ambassadors of Christ.
Following up on this, Tripp asked:
1) What are possible disconnects that may exist between our ministry persona and who we are at home, with family or in private?
2) What are some possible reasons why someone would become comfortable with a disconnected life?
· Are you doing things you would be embarrassed for your brothers and sisters in Christ to know about?
· If your spouse honestly wrote down 5 character qualities that described you at home, what would she write? What 5 qualities would your children write down?
· Is the culture of our church safe for those in ministry to confess sin?
· Would you be quick to judge and condemn, or will you be quick to seek God and begin the process of restoration and forgiveness?
I hope as you consider this session that fresh grace comes to your life…