Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
This post is edited from my notes as Pastor Allan presented his message Sunday Morning.
There is Place for You to Minister
Yes, you can minister.First of importance is to develop a
relationship with the Father, as we fellowship with one another.Fellowship cultivates relationship and
We must continue to study and learn.When we stop learning we stop growing.I want to grow in my relationship with God.
1 Peter 4:10-11As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as
good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak
as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability
which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus
Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever.
It is not just
Pastor’s responsibility, as each of us are to participate in associating with
The moment we invite Jesus
into our groups, he separates darkness from the light.Our desire is to be like Jesus and to be more
What was Jesus like?He ate with sinners, he taught in the
synagogue, He told stories and shared truths too deep to be understood.Jesus is available to open our understanding
as we ask for wisdom.Jesus spent hours
in prayer, and He healed the sick and blessed the children.
continued in the temple, worshiping and declaring praises to God.
Worship is more
than singing at church.It is also
walking the line of truth.We are not
serving an idol, or an image, but a living breathing God.
religions have no power in them.Jesus
promised to endue us with power as we receive the Holy Spirit.
think ministry is a job or a career, and they need a college degree.All it takes is a willing heart and a love for
Jesus and His will in your life.A title
does not matter and it is best not to give yourself a title.
Salvation and Holiness cannot be forced or imparted
on anyone.There must first be a willing
mind to receive all that God has for you.Allow God to show up and direct you, and to change you into the person
He desires you to be.
obedience to His Word and to his will.Living free is my responsibility.Free from stress, worry, anxiety, and free from those things that harm
the body and displease God.
important that we prepare ourselves to serve.Take one hour each day to prepare yourself to worship, pray and study
ministry require?We must have the Heart
of a servant, willing to serve with kindness, mercy and love.No degrees required to minister words of
blessing to others.
There is a
place for everyone to fill.We all can
be a minister in our own home.
Don’t be afraid
to minister to people.Be bold and be
faithful.Ministry is a lifestyle,
Realize who you are IN Christ
and ask God for wisdom.All Ministry
must be done in the power of the Holy Spirit otherwise you will get tired and
Go forth in His name, and leave
the results to God, knowing you have been obedient.
Be willing to allow God to
make radical changes in your life.
Be observant and watch for
opportunity.Be aware of what is
happening around you, and don’t miss your opening to minister.