Summary: Paul's Ministry to Believer and Unbelievers.
Key: Minister is the Key word of Romans 15:14-33
The Two Parts of Paul’s Ministry:
To Unbelievers— Vs. 14-22
To Believers—Vs. 23-33
The turning point for Paul—Acts 18:5-6
Keys to Paul’s Ministry:
The Message was the Gospel. Vs. 16a
The Motive was Glory to God. Vs. 17
The Miracles was by the power of the Holy Spirit. Vs. 19a
The Ministry Area from Jerusalem to all over Greece. Vs. 19b
The Method was to plant Churches. Vs. 20
Question: How can I have an Effective Ministry?
Vs. 14 “I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.” (NIV)
Key: Every Believer is a Minister!
An Effective Ministry Is:
1) Based on God’s Grace! Vs. 15b
Key: All ministry is based on grace!
2) Built on God’s Word! Vs. 16
Key: It is His Word that Builds you up!
3) Operated for God’s Glory! Vs. 17-18
Truth: All will follow a model!
Humility—is when you are honest about your weaknesses and your strengths in God’s gifts.
4) Performed in God’s Power not man’s Ingenuity. Vs. 19a
Question: How do you know if God is really working?
5) Planned according to God’s Purpose. Vs. 20-24a
Key: It is spiritual and strategic to plan!
6) Backed by God’s People! Vs. 25-33
Key: It is backed Financially and Prayerfully!