Sometimes, our attention can turn toward a person in a suit behind a pulpit, or a person in a sweater-vest pacing around, or a person in flip flops using edgy language instead of the Person they are talking about. It’s because they are good at what they do, and we are insecure because we have bought into the lie that disintegrates a nation of priests.
Maybe, though, in an age of leadership pedestals and communicator envy, we need to focus on our following skills and ability to become small.
And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.