Life Mission Church (Redesign)

Fathers vs. Guides

In an age of information, we have countless sources to guide us in every aspect of life. We also have no shortage of people (including ourselves) that will criticize us, point out wrongs, and focus simply on results. What we need is not more guides and critics, but fathers. We need people who will come alongside others with care, gentleness, patience, and understanding. We don't need punishment from judges, but discipline from fathers.


Life is messy. Church life is messy. Every church has problems, because every church is made up of people. But God has called His people to come together to live life alongside each other and to encourage and carry each other, even amid difficult and challenging circumstances. The Apostle Paul planted a church in Corinth, Greece, and it very quickly became a church that dealt with many problems. They lacked maturity and wisdom, despite being a very gifted church. 1 Corinthians is a fatherly challenge and guide to them to help them get back on track and grow in the wisdom they need.

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