Stepping Up to Serve message #7 in the series Discovering my S.H.A.P.E. for Ministry
June 27, 2021
A Chapter a Day
- Sunday, June 27, Revelation 15
- Monday, June 28, Revelation 16
- Tuesday, June 29, Revelation 17
- Wednesday, June 30, Revelation 18
- Thursday, July 1, Revelation 19
- Friday, July 2, Revelation 20
- Saturday, July 3, Revelation 21
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S piritual Gifts
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, ESV)
- What previous ministry experiences have I had?
11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds 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, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (Ephesians 4:11-16, ESV)
- God expects every believer to be and involved in doing “the work of ministry.” (v. 12a)
- The ministry we do is intended to the body of Christ. (v. 12b)
- The goal is and in the body of Christ. (v. 13)
- For the body to flourish, has to be “working properly.” (v. 16)
He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. (v. 16, NLT)
- The ultimate aim of our in ministry is the of God.
10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:10-11, ESV)