Jesus spent less time honing his skills than he did connecting with the Father, less time learning how to be “creative” and more time alone in the scriptures. When people study the life of Jesus looking for tips and techniques, they make a categorical error. During his tenure as a Nazarene, Jesus’ leadership left something to be desired. He only had a few fistfuls of followers, and they struggled to understand his teaching. His first clear objective was confronting the often-violent political and religious structures of his time, which meant even the few followers he had soon abandoned him.

Jesus’ only clear gameplan was obedience. That’s what made him brilliant. When people saw him, they saw God.

Adapted from the upcoming book Then. Now. Next, about the future of the Church. When published, the book will be available at David’s Amazon author page.