3 ways to pastor momentum
Mark 3: 7 – 11 “Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed. 8 When they heard about all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions across the Jordan and around Tyre and Sidon. 9 Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him. 10 For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him. 11 Whenever the impure spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.” 12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell others about him.
The meetings are going really well! Large crowds are gathering from many regions, they are travelling to Capernaum because of the news of people being healed and delivered from demons and incredible practical teaching that has not been heard before.
But even in the best of moments problems can occur and if they are not dealt with then it will prevent the effectiveness of what is happening. And so for Jesus he was being pushed further to the water’s edge, things were getting out of hand and he needed to think of something.
I think the one thing that we all need to know is how to take care of the momentum you are in.
- Step ahead: Keep creating space for people to be impacted by your ministry. You always need to be at least a step ahead of your followers. Jesus asked for a small boat. What must we do to be a step ahead of those we are leading?
- Be creative: For a boat to become a pulpit takes good eyesight. What or who can help you in this situation? What changes will they have to make in order to best help you? How creative can you be?
- Control the publicity: The reasons why Jesus didn’t want them to tell about him was because:-
- Demons are not entirely reliable!
- He was following His Father’s plan and no-one else’s.
Is there a right time NOT to post on social media because the sources are not reliable and/or you are hearing from God to be quiet?