Summary: We are the pursuers of Christ excellence...
THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
Pastor Joel Tejedo told me before that God wants me to be a better and bigger person-- an excellent person.
What is excellence means? Is it a bomb? Yes, excellence is a bomb which is going over with a bang- doing the very best to excel. If you play a computer game a shooting game. Being a gamer in that game you must need to shoot the goal of the game and immediately the computer machine will have a response with the marching sound EXCELLENT! Excellence is a goal to determine! Perhaps, this is what our pastor wants us to understand that we are this person of Ego. E + go = Ego – Self-Image – meaning we see ourselves as Excellent goers!!! Do we have this kind of self – image? If not be on it Now!
Excellence is not just a word; it is a go
Go-it takes timing, courage, skills and the leading of God and it also requires risk taking.
Excellence is not just a work; it is a gravity
Excellence is not just a will; it is a whole glory
Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 8:7 that he himself wants as to be an excellent goers in Knowledge, Speech, Faith, Complete Earnestness, Love and Giving.
Knowledge involves facts and understanding – We must excellent in the Bible knowledge as our divine facts and understanding. Knowledge without common sense is fool. We should sense the truth and not deficient. Knowledge is the head of wisdom while wisdom is the hand of knowledge meaning wisdom is the application of knowledge.
Speech involves Power Language – The Bible is our Power Language to speak accordingly to the Spirit. Paul said Romans 1:16
Faith involves faithfulness – the suffix of faithfulness is fullness meaning the capacity of being full in faith. This kind of faith as Paul said that the righteous shall live by faith and believing the things which is not unseen.
Complete Earnest involves sincere attitude and intention to excel – this is our attitude to welcome excellence in our lives.
Love involves passion to others – allow the others to be excellent as well. Paul was excellent in attitude to love the church of Christ for Christ died for His church and Christ will marry his church in the future.
And giving involves sacrifice - Paul wants us to know this, though we are lacking but rich in generosity 2 Cor. 8:1. We are excellent in giving the very best for God and giving makes us richer in heaven.
Paul was not excellent in speech but he has the demonstration of the Spirit Power. 1 Cor. 2:3-5 KJV And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with Excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
When we say that Excellency come through the Spirit Power just like Paul makes him excellent in preaching the word then we need something to fill our Excellency.
I. EXECELLENT GOERS EMBRACE EMPOWERMENT