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Radical Individualism-Part Eight My Story

Radical Individualism, Part Eight
My Story

In the last nugget we ended with this comment-"The reality is that myself and the leadership both need to repent."

Whether leadership repents or not, I am responsible for my actions. I made a decision to:
Repent of my judgments against church leadership
Repent for being focused on what others are not doing
Repent for not being effective in God’s kingdom
Repent for being Radically Individualistic

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Radical Individualism-Part Seven, My Story

Radical Individualism-Part Seven
My Story

We have shared some hard words about Radical Individualists and Radically Individualistic ministries. We have also shared on the need of unity among Christians and churches. Some may feel that we have overemphasized unity, others may feel we have been too hard on churches or ministries. I now share my own story and where God has taken me in my journey.

I have a burden for the unwanted, unlovely, cast outs of society–the lost, backslidden, and those who struggle in their walk with Jesus. These tend to be people who live radical lives and don’t like the status quo. Many times to reach these people you need to be radical and be willing to go to the ‘front lines’ of the battle to reach them. Often in most churches this violates the status quo. Passionate, radical people make leadership feel uncomfortable. So leadership is slow to release these people into ministry. So, those who want to reach the radically addicted and lost, will just go and ‘get the job done’ or they will not do much of anything but grumble and complain and waiting to be ‘released to do ministry’. They get caught up in conflicts instead of doing what God has called them to do.

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Radical Individualism-Part Six, Unity Among Believers

Radical Individualism-Part Six
Unity Among Believers

In the last nugget, we learned that unity does not mean control, manipulation, conformity, yes men, loss of freedom. It also does not mean that you must look, act, think, or talk, like someone else. Biblical unity has to do with having a common purpose; working together as a team; submitting to each other; being unique, yet like-minded.

There is one common purpose all Christians can be in unity–the sharing of the gospel to a lost world. There are diverse ways of sharing the gospel. Each church may have a different viewpoint of how this can best be accomplished. Individuals may have their own perspective on how to share the gospel. What is important is that we are sharing the love of God to a lost world.

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