Sunday January 26, 2014 – Ministry is not about a single person doing the work of God. Ministry is serving within your own capacity, finishing the work you were set to do, and to also offer help and encouragement to others in their ministries.
Don’t fail to do the work God’s called you to do. This is what’s going to carry on, this is what’s going to be in the hearts of your kids. – Pastor Dwayne Terry
How To Cooperate
A Practical Guide to Building, Part 03
Overview of Work
- Everyone is a 10 in some area.
- Everyone should be involved in ministry because everyone has ajob to do.
- Work is worshipping the worthy God.1 Corinthians 10:31 – “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
Nehemiah 3:1 – Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set its doors in place…
1 Peter 3:15 – “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord…” The People Involved
- Leaders set the example.
- All kinds of people work.Nehemiah 3:8 – “Uzziel son of Harhaiah, one of the goldsmiths, repaired the next section; and Hananiah, one of the perfume-makers, made repairs next to that…”
Romans 12:6 – “We have different gifts according to the grace given us…”
Some people will not work.
Nehemiah 3:5: “The next section was repaired by the men of Tekoa, but their nobles would not put their shoulders to the work under their supervisors.”
Jeremiah 48:10 – “A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the LORD’s work!
Some do more work.
Nehemiah 3:27 – “Next to them, the men of Tekoa repaired another
Nehemiah 3:21 – “…Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired another section, from the entrance of Eliashib’s house to the end of it.”
Matthew 5:47 – “…What are you doing more than others?” Some work with passion.
Nehemiah 3:20 – “Next to him, Baruch son of Zabbai zealously repaired another section…”
Some work as families.
John 15:16 – You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last–and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.