by Jeff Schreve

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Can I Get a Witness? (2 of 5)
Series: Missing in Action: God's Church in the Real World
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Acts 1:4-8

How many in here have ever had to go through a performance review, anybody? You ever had a performance review? You know, I don't know when performance reviews started with companies, but they were really the first ones in my mind to introduce, an annual performance review, where you sit down with the boss and you go through how you're doing. And they evaluate your performance with your job description.

Now, when it comes to performance reviews, the Scripture is so true. "It is more blessed to give than to receive," right? I mean, we would much rather give a performance review than have to get a performance review.

Well, sometime ago, I got an e-mail, and it was actual quotes taken from Federal Employee Performance Evaluations. You know, they wrote down some things and put it in the personal file. Listen to some of these.

One man wrote, "Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig" . Not doing very well.

This guy said this: "He sets low personal standards and consistently fails to achieve them" . Not good.

This guy wrote, "This employee is a gross ignoramus, 144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus" .

"This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot" . Kind of harsh.

"This employee brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the room" .

"I would not allow this employee to breed" . Ouch!

"When his IQ reaches 50, he should sell" .

"The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead" .

These are people, obviously, their job performance wasn't doing very well compared to their job description.

I want to ask you a question. What is the job description of a church? Have you ever thought about that? You know, it's really important to know what the job description is of a church. And, incidentally, a church is not just this place. A church is the people. See, you, as a Chris ...

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