Building a Ministry that Matters (6 of 26) by Rick White

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Building a Ministry that Matters (6 of 26)
Series: Truths That Transform
Rick White
2 Corinthians 4:1-6

Therefore since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, ''Light shall shine out of darkness,'' is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT MINISTRY TODAY

The church in general has become anemic due to lack of Biblical instruction. The Bible is referenced but not taught and explained.

We do not worship the scripture but the One whom the Scripture reveals to us. We get to know Christ through His Word. (Heb. 1)

Several weeks ago while in Washington D. C., I found a dear lady who was absolutely fascinated by our Bible study program, as a denomination. (Every one needs a Bible study class.)

We have grown weak because of lack of prayer. We talk more about prayer than we actually engage in praying. Pray with out ceasing. Pray about all things.

We have opted to do ministry apart from the power of the Holy Spirit. Many of us in the room this morning need to rediscovering the power of the Spirit filled life. (Eph. 5:15-20)

Sadly, there is ...


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