Summary: We need to understand the role of MODELING in the local church.

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By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.


Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

1 Cor 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?

I am again pondering:

we need to understand the need of spiritual models to be an example,

not a judge!

Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

When I was a school teacher, I taught my students to watch for the word IF

in writing, as it should be identified as a trigger word of possibility.

Therefore catch the possibilities here listed..

it is possible to faint in weariness or to thrive in opportunity.

There is a spirit of error that would infest Christian workers,

if we allow our choices to so take us to some areas.

We can develop a love for popularity, trophies and applause.

We grow a spirit of error in feeling and wanting to see what I have done or the need to see what God has done.

May I identify this as a spirit of error and not offend anyone?

We walk by FAITH!

People are watching you.

Please listen, my fellow workers.....

we go through seasons, we must understand and learn to identify seasons...

plus real wisdom not only identifies spiritual seasons but prepares for the up coming seasons.

The ant and the grasshopper story.

(Prov 6:6)

Few ever discipline their heart for preparation for up coming seasons.

My neighbor heats with wood, in the hot part of summer, I can hear the chain saw buzzing, for he knows winter is coming.

How wise would we be to see in our emotions winter coming, and to prepare in the word. I

f we can’t see the little picture of today’s plan, who will prepare by faith for the picture of seasons ahead?

1 Cor 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?

Few prepare for battle; for we forget we are in a war.

Some teach that we modern Christians shall be exempt from the storms and trials that Elijah, Moses and others faced.

So we expect the easy road?

What about the best road?

Nothing in life creates more deep seated anxieties than the false assumption that life should be free from anxieties and problems.

Let me first establish, problems within themself will not necessarily make you weak or strong.....

problems and obstacles will just show if you are strong, or if you are weak.

We don’t want to fight the good fight, .. is this wisdom?

Psa 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: TRY ME, and know my thoughts.

Patience with self/others is a requirement to please God, if we want to be perfect and entire? What are our goals?

James 1:2 Count it all JOY...when? When we have hard test?

How can we do this? vs 2) When we see tests have a purpose / a plan.

A teacher is not mean when he tests his students?

No, he is preparing them.

Testing and patience are modern day bad words!

Luke 21: 19 In your patience possess ye your souls. How’s that for an unpopular verse?

James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work....(there is a plan behind every test) --- that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. Wanting nothing?

The Lord is my shepherd I shall not WANT.


I know a fat person that prays for a parking place near the mall doors, and she gets mad at God when He doesn’t answer. She will take a handicapped place if needed, she should be parking way out and walking for exercise.

How many fat Christians are looking for God to open easy ways and not the BEST way? God give us the best way!

Often pastors tire of humanness and weaknesses in growing saints, and then we practice spiritual abortion, and we call this growth?

Problems are often circular, we face the same thing over and over. God can still deliver.

Why does a baby learn to walk?

As a baby crawls, his knees get sore, an adult walks by with less effort and much more speed, and the baby thinks ... this crawling is not all it is cracked up to be.. that walking sure beats this.

If a baby never sees anyone walk, he will crawl all his life. There are models for the baby to follow.

Where are the spiritual models that will work and show others?

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