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Summary: Third in a series on every member is a minister. This message reveals when a Christian should engage in ministry.

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WHEN DO WE DO MINISTRY?

5/11/08 LUKE 10:25-37

INTRO: MOTHERS DAY VIDEO. WHOM DID GOD GIVE YOU TO SERVE YOUR NEEDS? MOM! WHO DID GOD CALL TO HELP YOU WHEN YOU COULD NOT HELP YOURSELF? MOM! WHOM DID GOD GIVE TO MINISTER TO YOU WHEN NO ONE ELSE WOULD? MOM! WHO IS MORE COMMITTED TO THE KIDS GOD HAS GIVEN HER THAN MOM? NO ONE! A GOOD MOM IS THE BEST EXAMPLE I CAN THINK OF WHAT A REAL MINISTRY SHOULD LOOK LIKE. REMEMBER, MINISTRY IS FAMILY BUSINESS AFTER ALL, IT IS THE CHURCH OF JESUS CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER. LETS CONTINUE OUR STUDY TODAY OF MINSTRY AND SEEK TO ANSWER THE QUESTION, “WHEN DO WE DO MINISTRY?”

SOMEONE WILL MINSTER, WHO IS IT? LUKE 10:25-37

I. SOMEONE NEEDS MINISTRY, WHO IS IT? V30 “HE FELL…”

A. TROUBLE COMES TO US ALL

ILL: MISERY LOVES COMPANY, ESPECIALLY IF THE

COMPANY IS SOMEONE WHO IS A MINISTER, THIS IS

WHEN WE NEED SOMEONE ,NOT WHEN ALL IS WELL.

B. “STRIPPED…BEAT…LEFT”

NEWS FLASH! LIFE IS VERY HARD. WE ALL NEED

HELP. ILL: MY OLDEST DAUGHTER GRADUATE COLLEGE, SHE

DID IT, BUT SHE NEEDED REMINDING HOW MANY PEOPLE HELPED

HER ALONG THE WAY. NO ONE DOES IT ALONE. GOD DID NOT

CREATE US TO GO ALONE. WE NEED EACH OTHER BECAUSE WE ARE

ALL GOING TO BE “STRIPPED, BEAT AND LEFT” AT ONE TIME OR

ANOTHER.

WHEN DO WE DO MINISTRY? WHEN SOMEONE NEEDS MINISTRY. UNDERSTAND THAT….

II. SOMEONE CALLED TO MINISTRY, WHO IS IT? V34 “HE WENT”

A. THOSE THAT AVOIDED WERE CALLED TO MINISTER – V31-32

WHO AVOIDED? – ONES WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN MINISTRING TO

HIM! WHY? BUSY, TO GOOD, SOMEONE ELSE WILL DO IT, SAME

REASONS AS TODAY, AT RLC WE CAN’T AVIOD, WE MUST…

B. BE THE ONES ENGAGED IN OUR CALLING TO MINISTRY GAL 6:7-9

HOW WE MINISTER IS HOW WE WILL BE MINISTERED TO.

PSALM 15:3 “THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE EVERYWHERE, KEEPING

WATCH ON THE WICKED AND THE GOOD.”

WE WANT TO BE MINISTERED TO WHEN WE NEED IT. WE MUST MINSTER WHEN SOMEONE ELSE IS IN NEED. GOD WATCHES TO SEE…

III. SOMEONE HAD TO MINISTER, WHO IS IT? V34B “HE TOOK CARE OF HIM…”

A. “BANDAGED…” MINISTRY TO THE HURT

B. “TOOK TO AN INN…” MINISTRY TILL THE HURT HEALS

C. “ANY EXTRA EXPENSE…” MINISTRY THAT FINISHES WHAT IT STARTS

IF YOU WERE STRIPPED, BEATEN AND LEFT FOR DEAD WOULDN’T YOU WANT SOMEONE TO MINISTER TO YOU LIKE THIS MAN DID? HE IS A PICTURE OF WHAT JESUS EXPECTS OF US. WHEN DO WE MINISTER? WHEN SOMEONE NEEDS MINISTRY. GOD SHOWS YOU, HE IS TELLING YOU TO NOT WALK BY BUT ENGAGE IN MINISTRY.

IV. SOMEONE COMMITTED TO MINISTER, WHO IS IT? V35 “HE GAVE…”

A. A LIFE COMMITTED TO GOD CALLED MINISTRY

B. A LIFE SURRENDERED TO JESUS LORDSHIP

CAN’T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER! IF YOU TRULY LOVE JESUS WITH

ALL YOUR HEART YOU WILL BE A MINISTER FOR HIS GLORY. YOU WANT

PEOPLE TO KNOW, YOU LOOK FOR A CHANCE TO SHOW GODS LOVE.

ILL: THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE OVER AGE OF 20 WHO COME TO CHRIST

ARE IN TIMES OF STRESS. MOVE TO NEW COMMUNITY, DIVORCE, JOB

CHANGE, MONEY TROUBLE, NEW BABY. THESE PEOPLE ARE LIKE THE

MAN, HURTING ON SIDE THE ROAD. THEY NEED SOMEONE TO MINISTER.

SEE THIS!!! THEY HURT AND NEED MINISTRY, YOU ARE LOOKING TO HELP

SOMEONE!!! SOUNDS LIKE A GOD THING TO ME!


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