Clubhouse Rules

Posted on October 11, 2012

A group of children worked long and hard to make their own cardboard clubhouse where they could hang out, talk, laugh, play games, etc… They put a lot of thought into their “clubhouse rules” and in the end they came up with three insightful ones:

  1. Nobody act big.
  2. Nobody act small.
  3. Everybody act medium.

Pretty good theology!

In a different way, God says the same thing: “Remind the believers to … do what is good. They must not slander anyone and must avoid quarreling. Instead, they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.”  – Titus 3:1-2 (NIV)

Just “act medium”: Believable, honest, human, thoughtful, authentic, and down-to-earth.  Humility is having a right view of God, others, and ourselves.

Charles Swindoll wrote, “Don’t try to fake it. False humility stinks worse than raw conceit. The answer is not in trying to appear humble …but in consistently taking notice of others’ achievements, recognizing others’ skill and contributions…and saying so.” (From the book, Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life)

Sounds a lot like Romans 12:10, “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” (NLT

Got the rules down? “Nobody act big. Nobody act small. Everybody act medium.”

Some grown-up advice from some pretty cool kids.

-Pastor Rick Mailloux

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