WHAT KIND OF MINISTER DOES THE CHURCH NEED?
Colossians 1:24-29 KJV 24.Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:
25.Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
26.Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27.TO WHOM GOD WOULD MAKE KNOWN WHAT IS THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF THIS MYSTERY AMONG THE GENTLES; WHICH IS CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY:
28.Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
29.Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
1)ONE WHO SUFFERS FOR YOU
1 Corinthians 8:9 KJV 9.But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
Matthew 20:27-28 KJV 27.And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
28.Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO FOR JESUS.
CHRIST SUFFERING WAS ON THE CROSS 2000 YEARS AGO BUT WE AS CHRISTIANS ARE SUFFERING DAILY FOR JESUS. MINISTERS GET ATTACKS OUTSIDE OF THE CHURCH.
Hebrews 10 KJV 1.For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
2.For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
3.But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
4.For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
5.Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
6.In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7.Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8.Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
9.Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10.By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11.And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12.But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13.From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14.For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
15.Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16.This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17.And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18.Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19.Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20.By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21.And having an high priest over the house of God;
22.Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23.Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24.And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25.Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26.For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27.But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28.He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29.Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30.For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31.It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32.But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
33.Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
34.For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
35.Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
36.For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
37.For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38.Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39.But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
THE DEVIL WILL TRY AND KEEP YOU OUT OF CHURCH.
MINISTER WILL HAVE TO ENDURE ATTACKS WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE CHURCH.
A MINISTER IS WORKING FOR THE LORD.
2)COMMISSIONED BY GOD
THE STEWARD OVERSEES THE HOUSEHOLD FOR THE OWNER.
Acts 9:15 KJV 15.But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
CHOSEN BY GOD
IT MUST BE FULFILLED CAUSE THE CALLING WAS FROM GOD.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED THEN YOU MUST MEET THE NEEDS.
IT DEPENDS ON WHAT HE HAS.
PRESENT IN ITS FULLNESS.
HE CALLS THE SIMPLE AND HELPS THEM TO PRESENT HIS WORD.
3)MINISTER IS TO PRESENT THE GREAT MYSTERY OF GOD.
WHAT IS THIS MYSTERY?
CHRIST ACTUALLY LIVES IN THE BELIEVER.
WE HAVE GOD, JESUS CHRIST, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.
John 14:16-18 KJV 16.And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17.Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18.I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
SPIRIT OF TRUTH
CHRIST CAME TO LIVE IN THE BELIEVERS AFTER HIS DEATH IN THE FORM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
HOLY SPIRIT KNOWS WHAT IS FOR US.
Romans 8:16 KJV 16.The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Romans 8:9 KJV 9.But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
JESUS LOVES EVERYONE. EVERYONE IS ACCEPTABLE TO HIM.
IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO OR WHAT YOU ARE, HE WILL DWELL WITHIN THEM.
1 Peter 3:18 KJV 18,For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 KJV 21.Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
22.Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
YOU KNOW HE LIVES WITHIN YOU CAUSE HIS SPIRIT LIVES WITHIN YOU.
4)WARN AND TEACH
WE PROCLAIM HIM
NO HOPE WITHOUT HIM
Acts 4:12 KJV 12.Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
CHRISTIANITY IS NARROW TO ONE AND THAT IS JESUS CHRIST.
MINISTER NEEDS TO WARN ABOUT TRUSTING IN ANYONE ELSE.
GOAL IS TO REACH EVERYONE TO CHRIST.
WE ARE ONLY PERFECT BECAUSE WE ARE COVERED WITH THE BLOOD OF JESUS.
GOD IS CONCERNED FOR THE LOST.
5)MINISTER GO PAST YOUR OWN LIMITS
GOD SHOWS US WHAT HE’S GOT.
OUR STRENGTH IS PUSHED TO THE LIMIT BUT WE WILL NEVER KNOW GOD’S LIMIT.
OPEN UP YOUR HEART AND LET GOD SHOW YOU AS A MINISTER THAT HE IS MUCH MORE POWERFUL AND CAN SHOW YOU MUCH MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER BE ABLE TO SHOW YOUR CONGREGATION. LET HIM BE THE LEADER.
SHAME ON ME IF, I TAKE MY CALLING LIGHTLY. THIS GOES FOR A MINISTER ARE A BELIEVER THAT FEELS THAT GOD HAS CALLED THEM TO MINISTER IN SOME WAY FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
GOD’S WIN WILL LAST FOR ALL ETERNITY.
2 Corinthians 5:20 KJV 20.Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST.