Summary: Stick with Stick at and youn get there. You can also listen to this message at www.preaching.co.uk (April 2008)
Things you should never say to the Pastor ."I don’t care what they say, I like your sermons." "If I’d known you were going to be good today I’d have brought a neighbor." "Did you know there are 243 panes of glass in the windows?" "We shouldn’t make you preach so often."
Final message on MBMB, We do Ministry/Service(Whatever it is) to Honour God & Help People, all about a Heart for God and a Hand for People. Helping Men is Proof of Our Faith Jam 2:18, Tommy Timmy calls this balanced Christian life ”Chasing God & Serving Man” The Result of Ministry/Service must have Lasting Effect/Impact upon the recipients. Our service can Speak from Beyond the Grave, Heb 11:4, Words of For Father, I Still remember words of encouragement/advice/correction from my pastors they had a lasting effect. Influence me. .
Lasting Ministry needs Receptive spirits, I need Receptive spirits. I call you to open wide hearts to receive 2Cor11We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also.
Can’t serve anyone if they don’t want it.
For Ministry/Service Lasting Impact it must come out of a Right Attitude/Motive,
Not Position & Popularity, Not because of a Need for Approval.
Further Key to Discovering your Ministry/Service, Sticking With it. Bible Calls it
Sticking With it is being Faithful in the Small Things, don’t despise the day of Small Things, look at others Too many firework Christians when it comes to ministry. Start Kids/Youth/Outreach/new activity with a Big Bang & their commitment soon Fizzles out to nothing, God is into finishing what he has started. In You/Church.
ILL JIG SAWS, I hate them. But I like to be there at the finish, in the middle seems like not finish but the pieces are there it about sticking with. Same with God work all the pieces are their to build the church we all just need to stick with it.
Sticking With it is being Faithful to role God has Given, no elevator to ministry, its better to play second fiddle that be out of tune, its better to be a supporter than a player if you are out of position. Problem most supporters think can do better than the players/managers. Make labour a Joy Not Burden to those who Serve/Minister. Faithfulness is determined by How Much we Value what we do. Spend all time disheartened cause not doing what we want to do and so often miss opportunity to do what God wants us to Do.
Its For The King. ILL Cleaner for the Queen Mother, It no matter it was as clearer, Jesus Washed Feet.
Sticking With it is being Faithful in Tough Times, earthy church persecuted they increase. When Paul was rejected, sleepless nights HE STUCK with It.. Maybe you feel like walking away, / have in your heart, given up, Vision/Passion/Dream read the end of Hab 3
You can also listen to this message at www.preaching.co.nr (April 2008)