If you are part of the ministry of Mt. Calvary you already have been exposed to these four essential things that every follower of Jesus must do to be growing.  These four actions are becoming part of the DNA of our church as we move forward in obedience to our Lord.  If you interact with this ministry online you can use the link below to learn more.  I would encourage you to watch the four short videos and think your way through  the discussion guides as you evaluate where you are in relation to these actions.
Blessings,
Jesse Waggoner
I have been meditating on Jude 1, and marveling that even though he was a half-brother of Jesus Christ, Jude simply states that he is: “Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ.”  No name dropping, no interview, no book deal, just a servant.  Jude is the model of one who abandoned any hint of pride.  You know pride don’t you?
Pride is…
Believing or acting like you are better than someone else
Believing or acting like you know more than you really do
Believing or acting like you know something no one else does
Believing or acting like your flaws are non-existent
Believing or acting like other’s flaws are enormous
Believing or acting like you have special rights
Believing or acting like you have a special relationship with God
Believing or acting like the rules don’t apply you
Believing or acting like you have no fears or insecurities
Believing or acting like you got where you have without any help
Believing or acting like you are a gift to the world
Believing or acting like you don’t need advice or guidance
Believing or acting like you always have the right answer
Believing or acting like others owe you something
Believing or acting like you own no one anything
All of that is swept away with one little phrase – “A servant of Jesus Christ.”
All of that superstructure of self-importance is deconstructed by realizing His exclusive importance.
Jesus – the Son of God
Jesus – the Savior
Jesus – the perfect One
Jesus – the sinless One
Jesus – the forgiver of sins
Jesus – the forgiver of my sins
Jesus – the sacrifice for all sins
Jesus – the lamb of God
Jesus – the promised Messiah
Jesus – the firstborn from the dead
Jesus – the giver of life
Jesus – the resurrection and the life
Jesus – the provider of abundant life
Jesus – the Maker of everything
Jesus – the Judge of everything
Jesus – the purpose of everything
Jesus – the sustainer of everything
Jesus – your only hope
Jesus – my only hope
Jesus – the only hope
Jesus – the lover of your soul
Jesus – the One coming to take you to heaven
Jesus – the One who rescued you from hell
Jesus – the One who rescued you from yourself
Jesus – the One who delivered you from Satan
Jesus – the One who defeated the Devil
Jesus – the One preparing a place for you
Jesus – the Lord
Jesus – the King
Jesus – the Lord of Lords
Jesus – the King of Kings
Jesus – God
Jesus – my Lord and my love
Jesus – the one I am privileged to serve.
“Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ.”  May God give us that same servant focus and worshipful humility.