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The Ministry and the Christian

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24. THE MINISTRY AND THE CHRISTIAN

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I. THE CALL TO THE MINISTRY

A. Calls in the past

1. The call of Moses—.

2. The call of Joshua—.

3. The call of Isaiah—.

4. The call of the disciples—.

B. Calls in the present

1. Called the challenged—.

2. Called and charged—.

II. THE COMMISSION OF THE MINISTRY

A. Preaching—v. . Preach the gospel to all people. This is the responsibility.

B. Power—v. . Those who believe will be saved. Those who don’t believe will be lost.

C. Promise—vv.

1. They would cast out devils.

2. They would speak with new tongues.

3. If they pick up serpents (by mistake), they will not be hurt. If they drink anything poisonous (by mistake), it would not hurt them.

4. Lay hands on the sick, and they would recover.

D. Proof—vv. . If we obey the commands of Christ, we will also have these results.

III. THE CHALLENGE OF THE MINISTRY

A. To evangelize—. Having people accept Christ as their Saviour is the main ministry of the church.

B. To educate—. After a person is saved, we must teach him how to live for God.

C. To edify—. To build up Christians in the faith.

IV. THE COST OF THE MINISTRY

A. Study—. Knowing God’s Word fully.

B. Sacrifice—. Denying self, taking up your cross daily.

C. Sorrow—. Shedding tears over the lost souls of man.

D. Stedfast—. Being a minister is like being a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

The ministry is not the place for a person seeking ease. It takes much patience and hard work.
Pentz, C.M., 1975. Christian Life Outlines, Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.
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