Great post from Ben Arment in quitting being a “Jesus crutch” to make Jesus’ radical call easier for people.
I quit that job in my first few weeks of pastoring.
And I’d quit it again if I accidently got dressed in that bondage.
My job is to point to Jesus, not take his place.
One reason I’m not big on being called “pastor” is the way people use it to make me somehow different than themselves. We no longer need priests to go between us and God. I refuse to become that.
Point people to Jesus. Yes.
Pretend to be closer to God than they could ever hope of being. Never.