The T-Rex used to be the iconic face of the Jurassic Park franchise. She is still the best symbol for the franchise: old, scarred, and a lot less entertaining. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom eschews the horror and wonder of the franchise for a few cheap thrills.
Ezra provides a model for today’s pastors in how to properly lead a congregation through the study of the Word, doing of the Word, and teaching of the Word.
Jesus, in Luke 14, instructs his disciples to count the cost of following him. After all, no one starts a tower without any idea of how much that tower would cost, right? They’d have to stop half-way through, an embarrassment to them and to their neighborhood. Or, take the king who hears of an approaching army. They wouldn’t rise against this foreign enemy without taking stock of their own army, would they? Otherwise, it would turn into a slaughterfest! Going into ministry is a lot like, I think.