Sunday, January 27, 2019

Christian Ministry: Part 3 - A Ministry of Suffering for the Church

Ephesians 3:13 by Dr. Cory Gonyo
Series:Ephesians

Christian Ministry: Part III - A Ministry of Suffering for the Church Ephesians 3:13 Purpose: Christian Ministry is a life of suffering for the glory of God and salvation of others 1. Don’t Lose Heart When Suffering for Christ! Ephesians 3:13 Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory. Christ’s perspective on our ministry and suffering - Matthew 5:10-12 Paul’s ministry beginnings - Acts 9:15-16 Paul is both willing to suffer himself and wants to encourage others 2. Suffer for Who? Ephesians 3:13 Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory. Paul suffers in Christ for the benefit of others - Colossians 1:23–29 3. Suffer Why? Ephesians 3:13 Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory. One man’s Christian suffering is another’s glory! Belief and Suffering both granted - Philippians 1:29 4. Christian Ministry: A Call to Suffer Well Eternal perspective on Christian suffering - Romans 8:17–18 & 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 Unashamed soldiers, God’s Word never chained - 2 Timothy 1:12; 2:3, 9 Christ perfected through sufferings to bring many to glory - Hebrews 2:10 Suffering rightly - 1 Peter 2:20; 3:14, 17; 4:19 Perseverance in suffering and the crown of life - Revelation 2:10 Suffering now, glory later!
Duration:42 mins 58 secs