Questions On The Motives Of Ministry

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Section 3
The Motives of Ministry
Lesson 1: Your Relationship with Jesus Christ

Maintaining your relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important thing you should hold onto. If you lose that, then it is guaranteed that you will not be an effective minister. There is no way that you can operate under the “agape” love and not know Jesus Christ for yourself. How can one explain the character of Jesus Christ if you have not discovered them for yourself?

Remain true to who God has called you to be. Ministry does not begin with a love for people. It begins with a love for God and then that love overflows to the children of God. If we minister to God’s people only out of a humanistic love for people we will be people-pleasers rather than God-pleasers.

As you progress in ministry you should start to see yourself sacrificing more because your “role” has changed. You will become more of a worker in the ministry rather than someone who comes looking to be served. Your heart for the ministry should be an extension of what the Pastor has and his vision for the ministry should be your focus. At the same time, we must not forget or lose ourselves in “ONLY” pleasing our pastor. If God is pleased, automatically your Pastor should be pleased. We can allow ourselves to get caught up in the “work” of the ministry where we lose our “worship” which is needed in order to maintain a strong relationship with God. How can you be effective in ministry if you don’t know what it is…

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