2 Corinthians: The Ministry of God’s Children

In this lesson we have outlined the book of 2 Corinthians for two reasons.  The first is to give you a better appreciation for your Bible in understanding what you’re reading.  The second is that the book of 2 Corinthians is a book of ministry.  It is written to the...

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A Virtuous Woman & The Church I Prov. 31:10-20

The Virtuous Woman and The Church I Prov 31:10-20 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO We find similarities between the virtuous woman of Prov 31 and the Church – examining these similarities will help us understand the Church better – notice the Church’s and the virtuous woman’s: Price – v.10 – the Church...

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Epaphroditus

Epaphroditus CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Epaphroditus supplied the lack of “service” to Paul by the Philippians.  Thus, he was a servant.   In the Lord’s ministry, Jesus said the greatest men were his servants [Matt 20:26-28].  From this text, we learn Epaphroditus’ excellent characteristics as a servant. In most churches today, you...

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The Ministry of Reconciliation

The Ministry of Reconciliation II Cor. 5:17-18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Reconciliation is a matter of the Lord not imputing to us out trespasses against him.  Before we were saved, we were enemies, ungodly and sinners, Rom 5:6-10.  God reconciled us to him through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. ...

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Don’t Faint

Don’t Faint Luke 18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO God said Don’t Faint – that’s because God doesn’t like quitters – I never knew anybody who did – and he doesn’t like it when we do what we are supposed to do with a lackadaisical attitude Faint = lacking conviction or boldness...

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Your Heart Makes the Difference

Your Heart Makes the Difference CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO What makes the difference in other peoples’ lives when we minister to them is something that happens in our hearts.  To make a difference, in your heart you need: Compassion – Matt 9:36 – when Jesus SAW the multitudes, he was moved with...

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Helpers in the Ministry, Phil 2:19-22

 Philippians 2:19-22 Helpers in the Ministry CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Two of Paul’s greatest helpers in the ministry were Timothy and Epaphroditus.  Timothy was such a good help to him because: He was likeminded – v.20 – a good helper in the ministry has to have the same mindset as the...

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The Heart of a Minister 1 Thes. 3:1-13

1 Thes 3:1-13 The Difference Between A Minister & A Soul Winner CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In 1 Thes 3:1-13 , this lesson could be called “The difference between a Minister and a  Soul Winner.”  A minister takes a far more personal interest in the souls with whom he deals than...

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Paul’s Ministry Principles 1Thes. 2:7-12

1 Thes 2:7-12 Paul’s Principles of the Ministry CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In the ministry, Paul had some principles that governed his conduct.  These were his personal rules of conduct, which ministers today would do well to emulate. As a result of his ministry principles, Paul was: Gentle – v.7 – as...

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