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Ministry Made Simple (4 of 5)
Series: Christianity Made Simple
Dr. Larry Osborne
Colossians 1:24 - 2:3
A Different Perspective
If you are a Christian, you have a ministry.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7/ 1 Peter 4:10-11/ Ephesians 4:11-12
A Peek Behind The Curtain
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
It Takes . . .
1. The right PERSPECTIVE.
Colossians 1:24-25 and 2:1/ Matthew 20:20-28/ 1 Corinthians 9:19-27/ Matthew 5:11-12
2. The right MESSAGE.
Colossians 1:25-27/ Revelation 2:1-5
3. The right METHODS.
Colossians 1:28 and 3:16/ 1 Thessalonians 2:7 and 11-12/ 2 Timothy 3:16-17
4. The right GOAL.
Colossians 1:28-2:3/ Matthew 28:19-20/ Mark 8:36/ Matthew 13:1-23 and 1 John 2:3-5
5. The right POWER SOURCE.
Colossians 1:29/ Proverbs 21:30-31
TAKING IT HOME
1. Pastor Larry made it clear that, "If you are a Christian, you have a ministry." One of the best ways to discover our ministry is to just get out there and serve where there is a need. Take a few minutes to talk to God about how He would like to use you, and then listen. Is He nudging you in any specific direction?
2. Another way to get involved is to look closely at your gifts, interests, abilities, personality or experience. Based on your unique wiring, can you think of a ministry that might have your name on it? Try not to get too caught up in finding the exact right thing; God is more interested in you stepping out and doing something.
Growth Group Homework
QUICK REVIEW: This week we took a good look at Paul's ministry and focused on a few principles that impact our ministry. Is there anything about this topic or message that particularly caught your attention, challenged or encouraged you?
1. When you think of "ministry" what are some of the thoughts, images, people, or ideas that come to mind (positive or negative)? ...
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