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Swarming 01 - Introduction Swarming 02 - Vision

The Decrease

Andrew had a vision. John showed him Jesus, “The lamb of God.” Andrew’s first step in following Jesus was to bring Simon.

What happens when someone you bring to the vision takes on a seemingly greater role in the vision than you?

Are you willing to “decrease” so that another might “increase” – and by doing so perhaps see the vision fulfilled?

Are you willing to remain in the shadows and shove others forward into the spotlight?

Or do you think the vision requires your being on the stage?

Do you need applause to survive?

If so, the vision might not live very long.

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