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Summary: It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau It is possible to be so active in the service of Christ as to forget to love him. P. T. Forsyth We can sometime forget who we work (serve) fo

WORK OF MINISTER

It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau

It is possible to be so active in the service of Christ as to forget to love him. P. T. Forsyth

We can sometime forget who we work (serve) for in the ministry. In this sermon outline we point out some of the many things we as ministers and believers need to do in our daily Christian lives as we serve, work and love the Lord Jesus.

1 Tim 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he

desireth a good work.

I. The work of a minister of God is a Good Work---Fine Work-and a minister of God is --Willing to Work.

A. Minister of God believes on Jesus.

John 6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work

the works of God?

John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

B. We must work quickly as Gods Work will be a fast Work in these last days.

Romans 9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness:

because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

C. We can and will see the result of doing His Work. We want one day hear Him say, "Well Done".

1 Cor 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable,

always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye

know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

D. The reason we do the Work of God is given in the following verse:

Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for

the edifying of the body of Christ:

1. To try to perfect the saints.

2. Edify the whole Church.

E. The important work of the minister is Soul winning, we all need to do the work of an evangelist.

2 Tim 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an

evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

F. Jesus said His ministers would do Greater Works.

John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

In many ways we act our way into Christlikeness more than we pray our way into Christlikeness.

II. A minister must keep order in the Church.

A. We need to know the condition of the people we minister unto.

Pro 27:23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to

thy herds.

B. We must keep correct order in the belief of the saints.

Luke 1:1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a

declaration of those things, which are most surely believed among

us,

C. We need to have order in our preaching, the heavens declare His order

Acts 11:4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,

C. We should keep order in your services.

1 Cor 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

Col 2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit,

joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in

Christ.

1. We do not let the enemy disturb our service and worship.

a. In our large overseas crusades we have workers whose job is to take care of any misconduct that would disturb the service.

b. In Chile, I remember, one man heading for the platform was stopped by a worker. He said he was god and how could we keep him off the platform. When he saw the policeman coming he took off. The next day in the newspaper there was a photo of him behind bars. The caption said something like god was captured and put in jail. That same night that he tried to disturb the service we had about 200 people come to Christ for Salvation. The devil lost.

III. In the Work of the minister that is RISK,

Matt 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye

hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

A. Many of God’s ministers are preaching in dangerous places.

1. We have preached in many dangerous places.

Romans 1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.

B. There is risk in preaching the wrong gospel, it can be a curse.

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