email fav print home
Common Lfedge
Default Flash
Home
How to Use
Links
Contact Us
Podcast

Eutychus :: Be Ye Vulnerable, Warren Wiersbe

Our pastor is leading our church into new levels of intimacy, bond building, and self-disclosure. He has even begun to share his own struggles from the pulpit. But only to a point. "I'll confess my sins, but not my faults," he admitted.

Other staff members are catching the vision, too. In fact, the youth pastor has become so transparent I haven't seen him in weeks.

The real test came for me when I was asked to lead our home Bible-study group into new depths of sharing and intimacy. I was reluctant, but was willing to take the risk. I explained to our group that our assignment was to become intimate through honest confession.

It was up to me to get the ball rolling. What did I have to lose, besides my reputation? I cleared my throat and began. "I've never cleaned behind our refrigerator. My cholesterol is over 240. I rarely floss my teeth. I routinely sneak 12 items through the 10-items-or-less checkout line."

The group gasped in shock. Then an embarrassed hush fell over the room. The silence was crushing, but I went on. "I bring my own popcorn into movie theatres."

"Are the 'No Food Allowed' signs clearly posted?" somebody asked.

I hung my head and said, "Yes."

When I was done, everyone stared humbly at the floor. I, however, was quite pleased at my mastery of becoming vulnerable.

EUTYCHUS X
Written by Warren W. Wiersbe
Used by permission. Not to be reprinted.

Author:Warren Wiersbe

Previous Page

Common Rtedge
Common Tools
Design © 2006 Details Communications. Powered by E-zekiel