Avoid fake news about greatness

Genuine greatness doesn’t put a nation first. “The nations are like a drop in a bucket.” Real greatness is built on faithfulness to the living God and to His eternal principles.

True greatness holds all nations (even your own) accountable to God’s righteousness. Authentic greatness is based on faithfulness to God first. It is built on honesty, humility, compassion, integrity, servanthood, sacrificial love, and justice for all.

Search for real greatness. Avoid fake news about what makes greatness. “Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised!”

What’s it take to be great? “The greatest among you must be a servant.” To be great, ya gotta love! “The greatest of these is love.”

Jesus first! Christ-followers are called to always put the risen Jesus first! Jesus put it this way:  ”‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

The key to greatness:
Believe enough
To leave the stuff
That holds you in bondage,
And then follow and obey
The risen Jesus.

Uncharged batteries are dead.
Unconnected ones are powerless.
Connect to the risen Jesus and charge up!

To be great we need to let Jesus lead His body. Church has focused on training a few preachers to lead. Jesus wants to train all believers to live out God’s greatness in daily life. Is God greatness showing through your lifestyle? Church asks us to attend, give & pray. Jesus calls us to “shout from the housetops.”

The Bible teaches how to daily live out God’s greatness. It releases deep faith and obedience to Christ, into those who read it with an open heart.

Here are some examples of people who lived for true greatness. Check out my top 10 greatest Americans.

Can church train Christ-followers to avoid fake greatness and to live out true greatness? Yes. Here’s how.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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