Sunday, January 13, 2019

Christian Ministry: Part 1 - Not For Wimps!

Ephesians 3:7-10 by Dr. Cory Gonyo

Christian Ministry: Part I - Not For Wimps! Eph. 3:7-10 Purpose: for God’s people to surrender to God’s ministry of the gospel 1. God’s Gracious Gift … to the Least Ephesians 3:7 of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power. 8 To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, How did Paul become a minister? according to the gift of God’s grace (see Acts 9:1-14) If you are in ministry, or plan to be, are you called? Does this apply to you and me? See 1 Corinthians 1:22-31 2. The Creator’s Ambassadors Ephesians 3:8b to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; For what action was this grace given to Paul? to preach To whom? the Gentiles What’s the message? the unfathomable riches of Christ And to bring to light the administration of the mystery, the gospel now revealed That was hidden in whom? in God This is nothing less than the purpose of creation itself Does this apply to you and me? See 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 3. Our Super-Natural Purpose Ephesians 3:10 so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. What’s the final outcome? that the manifold wisdom of God now be made known Through? the church To whom? the rulers and authorities in heavenly places Conclusion: We must never “play” with Christianity
Duration:49 mins 42 secs