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June 2018 #18 The Work of the Ministry (Part I)
The Lord Helps Us Complete Our Work
I Chronicles 28:20 And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God — my God — will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
The Greatest Shall Be Your Servant
Matthew 23:11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Do What Jesus Did – Our Example of Serving
John 13:13 You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. v14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
Doing God’s Work Glorifies Him
John 17:4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
God Called Paul – Paul Separated Himself to Minister
Romans 1:1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God
God Uses Humble People, He Cannot Use the Proud
I Corinthians 1:27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
v28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, v29 that no flesh should glory in His presence.
Rewards Based on Our Labors
1 Corinthians 3:8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
Seek the Good of Others
1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's well-being.
God Gives Grace For an Abundance For Good Works
2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
We Are Free to Serve Others
Galatians 5:13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Help Others Especially Christians
Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
We Were Created For Good Works
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Consider Others Better Than Yourself
Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. v4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Be Fruitful in Good Works
Colossians 1:10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
We Are the Army of God and There Are Challenges in the Ministry
2 Timothy 2:3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Pattern of Good Works
Titus 2:7 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility,
Believe in God Do and Do Good Works
Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
God Knows Your Ministry of Work & Love to the Saints
Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Use Your Talents to Minister to Others
I Peter 4:10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Jesus Died For Us We Must Die For Them
I John 3:16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.