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A First Century “Who’s Who?”
Bible Text: John 1:19-34 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: A First Century “Who’s Who?”, John
1. In his book, Ordering Your Private World, Gordon McDonald asked the question: “Are we driven people or called people?”
2. He lists the following characteristics of drivenness:
-gratified only by accomplishment
-preoccupied with the symbols of accomplishment (status, power, title, pay, etc.)
-uncontrolled pursuit of expansion
-limited regard for integrity (concerned only with the ends not the means)
-limited or undeveloped people skills (uses people instead of developing them)
-driven by anger/resentment
-usually abnormally busy, a workaholic
-King Saul is the Biblical example of a driven person.
3. He lists the following characteristics of the called person:
-called people understand stewardship (one who manages something for the owner) of our careers, assets, natural and spiritual gifts, health. 1 Corinthians 4:7
-called people know exactly who they are; they do not confuse who they are with what they do.
-called people possess an unwavering sense of purpose
-called people understand unswerving commitment
-peace and joy
-John the Baptist is the Biblical example of a called person.