Assemblies of God Empowered Magazine God's Eternal Word - Page 24

INSIGHT HIDING I N P L A IN S Ig h t Pastor Rob Holding, Senior Pastor Katikati A/G, NZ I remember listening to a cassette that made a huge impression on me when I first started pastoring seven years ago. It was A.W.Tozer talking about the ministry of John the Baptist and John’s observation in John 3:30 about his waning popularity in the light of Jesus’ rising fame: “He must increase and I must decrease.” Tozer posed two connected questions. He said “Pastor, if the pastor down the road is getting more people than you on a Sunday morning and God is doing аݡ䁅ɔԁ٥)ѽȰѡѽȁݸѡɽ́ѥɔ)ѡԁMչ䁵ɹ́Ёаݡ䁅ɔ)ԁ٥t)$ݥٕȁɝЁѡ͔ݽɑ̰͔ͽѕȁѡ́)ѽȁхѕЁѡ ѥЁɍ ́مI啸)݅́́啅ȁɕȁѽȰٕ䁕ɥٕ䁝)Ё́]Ёɕݕа́́ݡ)幅܁ѽȁ́ѽݸ$ձЁЁѥѡ)ͽѡݡɕѱ䁉Ё͝չѱ)ݥѠݕɔɥݸѡɽMչ䁵ɹ)ѡ́ѕȁ$݅́ݸѽݸݥѠȁAɅȁMѽ)ݡȁѡѡȁɍ́ɽ)ͭ$݅́ЁݽɥЁѡ́܁ ѥЁѽȸ+q]ݽձ$ݽɥt$ͭq ͔éѥɔ)ɔٕݕt݅́ѡɕ丁$ɕѡ)ѡ́݅́ᅍѱݡЁѡѕ́ѡ́ѽݸЁѡ)Ё啅ȁɅ她ȸ(Ё5A=]I5i%9)]ӊéQ)͍ɥѥ)-ѥѤݡɔ$ѽȰ́ձѥЁа)]ٔāɍ́ѡѽݸAɕ͉ѕɥ)͕䁽M͕䁽 ɕѡɕ ѥа)ȁQ ѡɍQɔɔͼ)̸͔͡1ɍ̰յ́ՍՅє)ٔɥٔЁͽѥ̰)ٕͅЁɅȁMչ䁵ɹյ́ɔ)=ٕȀЁչȀ)ѡ́́ѼѡЁѡ́ѥ쁑eЁЁ)ɽѡ́ͻeЁЁյ̰ӊéЁչх䁅)ݡЁ́́Ѽ%ӊéЃaٕϊd)ݡɔЃaݕϊdM䰁ݔݕɔѼЁѼȰ)ѡѽ́ɔձͥ䁹ٕȁݼ镸)ȁ́ѡаѕݽ͡䰁ɥٔѡ)ѕ́ȁɔѼQɅٕMչ䁵ɹ)!%AM)$ɕѱɕɍéݕͥє샊qӊéѼ)ɍt9ܰѡɔɔѥєɕͽ́ȃad)ɍ ɸЁ́%а'eٔͽɕ)ѼѡЁѡхѥЁ䁅ѕ)ɍݡɔѡݽeЁե䁅ЁЁͥѡ)䁝́ݡɔѡ䁍ͥɕٔ$ͼ)ɅѡѼݡѡ䁅ɔɕɕ͡) Ёѡɔɔͼͽɽɕͽ́ݡɔ$ѡ)ɔɕمиѡӊéѡ ɥѥݡȁͽ)ɕͽЁͻeЁ݅ЁѼ͕ѡ1ɐ5剔ѡ)ѡeٔ՝Ёɔѕӊéͽݡ)́ȁͽɕͽȁѡȁѡ䁙)ͥȁѼȁɍݡɔѡ䁑eЁٔѼa)ٽٕd)eԁ͕͵չѽݸݥѠ͵չ䁍ɍ̰)Ёɍ́܁Ёѡѡȁɍ̰)Ё䁹х䁉ͥи]Ёа-ѥѤѡ)͔ݔٔ͵ȁɕѥ́ݔLѡ)͵չѽݸɍѽ̃LɔՍɔѼ