It seems easily lost in Churches. I consider that the Lord is the crucial focus, for Church and ministry. It all begins with Him, and who He is and how He acts. If you lose that, you have lost everything -- although it may take a while to realise it. I have preached a few times on Psalm 23 -- and I point out that that Psalm begins with: "The Lord ..." The same may be said of the Lord's Prayer. It starts with "Our Father ..." And the Ten Commandments: "And God ..." And the creation: "In the beginning, God ..." The examples are numerous. OBSERVATION: It seems surprising how often the focus drifts elsewhere. It may be a sign then that people are not regenerate.