The Building Blocks of Ministry: The Power of Perception

Now this morning, I want to talk about the Power of Perception. The word means to become aware of something through the use of our senses (hearing, sight, taste, touch, and smell). To be a perceptive person requires that we notice what others miss…

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The Building Blocks of Ministry: The Power of Salt and Light

Have you ever wondered why Jesus shared these kingdom principles with His followers? His purpose was to inform us that we are God’s answer to a world going to pot. Christ’s message in His Sermon on the Mount is simple: when God’s standards are lived out by God’s people the result is in an effective witness to God’s glory…

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Building Blocks of Ministry: All For One!

A few short weeks ago, we launched into a series called The Building Blocks of Ministry. Our goal in these seven messages is to look at what the Bible says are the foundational elements that are necessary to grow the body of Christ…

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The Building Blocks of Ministry: Prayer: The Lifeblood of Ministry

Welcome back everyone. Last week we started a new preaching series called THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF MINISTRY. In that first message, we looked at Ephesians 4:11-13 and what Paul had to say about ministry as far as the local church is concerned. We were reminded that God gave church leaders to equip the people for ministry. This means that, from God’s perspective, everyone is called to some sort of service to the Lord, not just the ones we call “ministers”. Then we looked at the end-goal of ministry which is Christian unity and maturity. Today, in my second message in this series I want to talk to you about PRAYER AS THE LIFEBLOOD OF MINISTRY…

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The Building Blocks of Ministry: “Own the Vision”

In recent days, the Lord has led me to a passage in Ephesians chapter four that basically affirms this is the right way to do it. Let me read it for you — EPHESIANS 4:11-13 — And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,  12  to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…

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Jesus Is Lord: Lord of Our Future

During my thirty-plus years of ministry, I have talked with many Christians who carried a great burden of guilt over past offenses they committed. Just like many of us, they had done things to others that had caused great emotional pain and in some cases, had long-term detrimental effects on them…

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Jesus Is Lord: Lord of Our Past

During my thirty-plus years of ministry, I have talked with many Christians who carried a great burden of guilt over past offenses they committed. Just like many of us, they had done things to others that had caused great emotional pain and in some cases, had long-term detrimental effects on them. As a result, these believers were riddled with self-blame and had no idea how to get rid of it…

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