In these verses from 1 Corinthians 4, we are reminded that success in the church is based on God’s standards, not our own. Church leaders, as well as all believers, must place themselves under the authority of Jesus Christ, gladly submitting to his lordship while faithfully and humbly serving him. As we learn and apply God’s standards, we will not demand our own way, but will grow in humility. In looking at our own lives, are there areas that we haven’t yet surrendered to Christ? Are there ways in which we are operating in pride, making judgments based on our own standards? From our Sunday service at Grace Bible Church of Bend.