• I would like to share with you some of the
pictures of the ministry I have been currently doing. God's calling upon my
life is to use me in dependence upon the Holy Spirit to lead many to His
righteousness. This involves strengthening believers in Jesus Christ through
the preaching and teaching of the Word to His people and sharing the Good
News of Christ with the lost. By the grace of God, I have been preaching and
teaching the Word of God in my local church as well in any other
church God chooses to send me. Recently, God gave me the opportunity to preach His
in a church in California. God blessed the going forth of His Word and many believers
were strengthened in their faith.
• Also, as part of my personal evangelistic
ministry, God has given me the privilege of preaching once a month at a
mission center for the homeless and holding a weekly Bible Study at a Senior
residence. God has given me the awesome privilege of experiencing the truth
of His gospel (which is the power of God for the salvation everyone who
believes) at work in saving souls and strengthening the saints in
these places. The pictures below tell some of these stories.
• Since this is an ongoing ministry, God willing,
I will be adding more pictures that tell the story of God's gracious work
through the ministry He has in His favor given to me.
The Definition of
• Ministry is a privileged-partnership with God through the Holy Spirit and with
Spirit-filled born again believers in serving the Person of God Himself, the
people of God and the people of the world in love, in order to advance the
redemptive purpose of Jesus Christ to the glory of God.
• Please notice that in this definition, ministry is both a privilege
and a partnership. Furthermore, it is a personal act of service to God, His
people, that is, the Body of Christ, and to the people of the world. It is
carried out in the power of the Holy Spirit for the purpose of glorifying God.
• It is a privilege because God
chooses in His grace to bestow on redeemed sinners the blessed honor of
service in His kingdom. There is nothing we could do to deserve or earn this
honor. It is purely due to His marvelous and matchless grace. It's all about
His grace. It's all about His favor. It's because of His doing, that we, who are savingly related to Him
through the blood of Christ could approach the holy and righteous God to serve
Him and His purpose in this world. This is an incredible privilege and honor bestowed on
• It is a partnership because God
invites believers in Him to be His fellow-workers. This is awesome. God, who
is altogether holy, all-wise, all-knowing, all-truthful, all-powerful,
all-sufficient, needing no one to assist Him, chooses to call us into His
service to be His partners in advancing His redemptive purpose. This is
amazing. The Holy Spirit deeply impressed this truth on Apostle Paul's heart.
Twice, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he brought it to the
attention of the believers in the church of Corinth.
• "We are God's
fellow-workers" (1 Corinthians 3:9).
• "Working together
with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain"
(2 Corinthians 6:1).
• In Mark 16:20, we read:
• "And they went out and
preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word
by the signs that followed."
• Also, in 1 Thessalonians 3:2, the Bible says:
• "We sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow-worker in the
gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith."
• Clearly, these Scriptures reveal that
ministry is indeed a partnership with God, a working together with God
Almighty Himself. He did not leave us here to do our
best without His partnership and presence.
• Ministry is not only partnership with God, but also partnership with other
believers who love God and desire to honor Him. Paul was blessed with both
partnership with God and other like-minded believers who served God's purpose
out of love for Him. He had partnership with Epaphroditus, whom he described
as "my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier"
(Philippians 2:25). He also had partnership with Euodia and Synteche, whom he
described as "my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of
life" (Philippians 4:3). Philemon, Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke
were among Paul's fellow workers (Philemon 1, 24). Prisca and Aquila were also
his fellow workers in Christ Jesus (Romans 16:3). Clearly then, ministry is
partnership with God and other like-minded believers who are brought together
by God to serve His purpose.
• It is a personal act of service.
Each and every single believer has been gifted and equipped to serve in the kingdom of
the Great King. Serving God, His people, and the people of the world is a
personal responsibility for each believer. No one can excuse himself or
herself from it.
• Please, also note that the power
for service is provided through the Person of the Holy Spirit. Reminding the
suffering first century believers (who were scattered in what is now modern
Turkey), inspired Apostle Peter clearly presented to them that God is the One who
provides strength for our service.
• "Whoever speaks, is to do so as one
who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who
is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may
be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion
forever and ever. Amen" (1 Peter 4:11).
• Finally, notice that the purpose
of ministry in our definition is the glory of God. Ministry is not about our
glory. It's not about our fame. It's not about our honor. It's not for our
praise. It's all about the glory and honor and
praise and fame of the all-sufficient God.
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