Ministry and identity
Paul Tripp on Jesus’ brotherhood ministry to us (Heb. 2:10-12) and applying it the “humble character of personal ministry”:
Our service must not have an “I stand above you as one who has arrived” character. It flows out of a humble recognition that we share an identity with those we serve. God has not completed his work in me, either. We are brothers and sisters in the middle of God’s lifelong process of change. I am not anyone’s guru. Change will not happen simply because someone is exposed to my wisdom and experience. We share identity, we share experience, and we are of the same family.