Summary: We look at the 3 M’s of Ministry: MODEL, MENTOR, MOTIVATE.
Outline first, then Full text
THE THREE M’S OF MINISTRY
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
DO YOU HAVE A MINISTRY?
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF YOUR MINISTRY?
HOW DO YOU EVALUATE YOUR MINISTRY?
ARE YOU PREPARING YOURSELF TO REACH FARTHER IN MINISTRY?
DO YOU ACCEPT STATUS QUO?
ARE YOU DEVELOPING/GROWING?
WILL GOD JUDGE YOU AND YOUR MINISTRY?
WHAT IS THE 3 FOLD BIBLICAL REASON FOR MINISTRY?
WE COME INTO EVERY PERSONS LIFE FOR A:
NEED, ASSIST, GROWTH
TEMPORARY, LONG TERM,
HOLD ON --- LET GO
BUILD, FOUNDATION, ACCEPTANCE, LOVE, ADAPT
ACTS 27:35-36; MAT. 23:3;
2 TIM. 1:5
PLANS, PURPOSE, IMAGE,
DESIGN, PATTERN, EXAMPLE,
IMITATOR, GUIDANCE SYSTEM
WHO IS WATCHING YOU?
WHAT KIND OF PATTERN HAVE YOU ESTABLISHED?
GAL. 5:13; HEB. 13:17;
1 PETER 5:5; EPH. 5:21; ROM. 14:21
TRUSTED FRIEND AND COUNSELOR,
TUDOR, TEACHER, COACH,
WHO ARE YOU TEACHING? WHAT ARE YOU TEACHING THEM?
REV. 3:19; 1 COR. 9:2;
GAL. 4:18; 1 TIM.1:6; JOHN 4:35.
IMPEL, EXCITE, BIRTH
INSPIRE, INCENTIVE, DRIVING POWER,
INFLUENCE, SPUR, INDUCE
ZEAL AND EXCITEMENT
WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVE IN MINISTRY?
ARE YOU MOTIVATED?
WHO ARE YOU MOTIVATING?
DO YOU SEE YOUR ROLE IN MINISTRY?
I ponder what is ministry?
My simple definition of ministry is seeing a need and doing what you can physically, also doing battle in the spiritual realms until God and you make a difference.
Ministry to be real effective must be more than feeding in a soup-line and returning to the vomit of this world.
Many are like the poor "certain priest" and "certain levite" in the NT, they saw the hurting Samaritan, but they didn’t minister to him. He was left hurting.
Perhaps the certain leaders prayed, and then said be thou warmed and filled
This is not real ministry?
Yes, real ministry helps fulfill physical needs where possible, but real ministry must reach beyond the reach of human hands.
We are no more than government projects if we
minister not to the soul and spirit.
I have made hospital visits and forgot to pray?
We need to survey what is real ministry and am I
effectively reaching to human needs and bypassing
We fine great emptiness and lack of satisfaction when we have done our best and never ministered to the real need?
#1 m in ministry ---MODELING!
Today, we suggest do as I preach.
Paul warned us, that we must model our sermons
before the people we lead.
Leadership must know hard trials and obstacles and
how to overcome; to first learn to rely on God and
secondly, to effectively declare the potential of
trusting the Lord.
The great "sons of the promise" went through terrible test and hard times, to teach the minister that effective ministry, can come only after the "TEST OF FAITH."
Abraham had one dream, --- a son, --- and how cruel
was God for suggesting to Abraham to lay his SON ON
God never needed to test Abe, God knew Abe!
Abe needed the test to be an effective
FATHER OF THE FAITHFUL.
Here are the verses, look them up for yourself, no spoon feeding today.
2 Tim. 1:5......
without reading HIS WORDS my words are limited.
( Less than 1% of my mail has a returned message
that they have studied?)
A man should quit? The message burns in my bones!
I can’t quit.
Several years ago in Virginia, some kids were found in a cave, the Mom slopped the kids like pigs, the kids lived in a cave.
They never saw anyone walk,
or heard anyone talk.
When they were found, the kids were believed
An old lady took the kids, adopted them.
They watched her walk and learned to walk.
They heard her and her husband talk and soon the
kids were talking.
They learned to eat with a spoon and fork.
Why now and not before?
They had no role-model ---to see and learn.
What are you modeling before others?
Others are watching you ...
they will copy you, they will pattern their actions
by your reactions?
We must show God’s design.
The world can show you how to act in good times,
only a servant of God can stand before the fire
and declare a trust no matter what?
What kind of church would the church be, if every
member were just like me?
Don’t preach how to pray and then not model before
Parents you are a model!
Your little controlling fits teach!
Like it or not you model, and are setting guidance
patterns before others.
BEWARE, OF THE MILLSTONE!