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WHAT YOUR COMMISSION AND WORK AS A MINISTER ARE AS A MINISTER, GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE GREATEST COMMISSION AND WORK IMAGINABLE. SCRIPTURE SPELLS OUT IN GREAT.

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1 WHAT YOUR COMMISSION AND WORK AS A MINISTER ARE AS A MINISTER, GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE GREATEST COMMISSION AND WORK IMAGINABLE. SCRIPTURE SPELLS OUT IN GREAT DETAIL JUST WHAT YOU DUTIES ARE.

2 YOU MUST CHALLENGE AND LEAD PEOPLE TO WORSHIP THE LORD, THE ONLY LIVING AND TRUE GOD, IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH. John 4: But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. 1 Chronicles 16:29 29 Give unto the L ORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the L ORD in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 95:6 6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the L ORD our maker. Psalm 100:4-5 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5 For the L ORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Hebrews 10: And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching

3 YOU MUST CHALLENGE AND LEAD PEOPLE TO WORSHIP THE LORD, THE ONLY LIVING AND TRUE GOD, IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH. This is how you must challenge and lead people to worship God: they must come before God and worship God “in spirit and in truth.” 1.There has been a change in worship: “The hour cometh, and now is.” 1.Christ changed worship. Before Christ, men worshipped God in special places but since Christ, places and locality means nothing. 2.The nature of worship—how are we to worship? To worship God in spirit means to worship God… With the spiritual drive and ability of one’s soul seeking the most intimate communion and friendship with God With the spiritual core of one’s life and being, trusting and resting in God’s acceptance and love and care. To worship God in truth means… To approach God in the right or true way. There is only one way: through His Son Jesus Christ. To worship God sincerely and truthfully, not coming half-heartedly with wandering mind and sleepy eyes. 3.The reason for worship is clearly given: the Father seeks men to worship Him. To “give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name To “bring an offering and comes before Him To “worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (1 Chron. 16:29)

4 YOU MUST MINISTER AND SERVE EVEN AS CHRIST MINISTERED AND SERVED Matthew 20:26-28 (KJV) 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Luke 4:18-19 (KJV) 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Be compassionate Encourage Pray Forgive Be warm and tender Share the promises of God Sympathize and Empathize Meet Needs Visit and Encourage and Strengthen Share the Hope of Eternal Life Heal the Brokenhearted Give sight to the Blind Set Free the Bruised Share the Hope of the Gospel, in particular with the poor We cannot bear the sins of men, but you can bear the burdens of men. You can…

5 YOU MUST SEEK AND SAVE THE LOST EVEN AS CHRIST SOUGHT AND SAVED THE LOST. Luke 19:10 (KJV) 10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. John 20:21 (KJV) 21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. God sent Christ on a specific mission Christ sends you on the very same mission What is the Mission? The Son of Man is come to seek and to save the lost” Christ is the way; you point the Way to the lost. Christ is the Truth: you proclaim the truth to the lost. Christ is the Life: You share the Life with the lost. Your task as the minister of God is to go forth even as Christ went forth: to seek and save the lost of your community and world. We cannot bear the sins of men, but you can bear the burdens of men. You can…

6 YOU MUST WORK AND LABOR FOR GOD RIGHT NOW: THE HARVEST IS RIPE AND THE TASK IS URGENT. John 4:35 (KJV) 35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. The fields of souls are white already: they are ready for harvesting right now. Since Christ has come to earth, God has put His Spirit into the world and supernaturally activated… A thirst for God A sense of sin, a conviction of coming short. a deep loneliness and emptiness A sense of purposelessness The knowledge that Jesus Christ has come to earth claiming to be the Savior of the world, the very Son of God. The challenge of Jesus to you, the Lord’s minister is this: “Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields

7 YOU MUST WORK AND LABOR FOR GOD RIGHT NOW: THE HARVEST IS RIPE AND THE TASK IS URGENT. John 4:35 (KJV) 35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. It is absolutely essential that you lift up your eyes and look now. If not, the ripe harvest of souls and bodies will… Remain in the fields of the earth Will ripen beyond being tasteful and useful (be too old, too far gone) Will rot and be lost forever Will fall to the ground and decay The challenge of Jesus to you, the Lord’s minister is this: “Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields

8 YOU MUST WORK AND LABOR FOR GOD RIGHT NOW: THE HARVEST IS RIPE AND THE TASK IS URGENT. John 4:35 (KJV) 35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. You must lift up your eyes in order to look. You cannot see ahead or around if you do not lift up your eyes and look. The things of the earth have to grow strangely dim before you can look and see. You must look where you are. Your eyes must see the reality of what is around you. It is the harvest of souls around you that you must look upon and focus your attention upon. The challenge of Jesus to you, the Lord’s minister is this: “Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields

9 YOU MUST PREACH THE WORD OF GOD: CORRECTING, REBUKING, AND EXHORTING PEOPLE. 2 Timothy 4:1-2 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.. “Preach the Word” the Scriptures of the Holy Bible Be instant in season, out of season: keep a sense of urgency; grasp and make opportunities to preach. “Reprove” when preaching “Rebuke” when preaching “Exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” when preaching The challenge of Jesus to you, the Lord’s minister is this: “Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields

10 THE MINISTER IS TO BE OBSESSED WITH PREACHING. PREACHING IS TO BURN YOUR SOUL; YOU ARE TO BE CONSUMED WITH MINISTERING. Preaching is God’s chosen method to save men. 1 Corinthians 1:18 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe Because the minister is held accountable to preach. 1 Corinthians 9:16 16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

11 THE MINISTER IS TO BE OBSESSED WITH PREACHING. PREACHING IS TO BURN YOUR SOUL; YOU ARE TO BE CONSUMED WITH MINISTERING. God and Christ both have their eyes on the minister—to see if he is preaching the Word The minister shall be judged be the word of Lord Jesus Christ as to whether or not he preached the Word. The minister shall face Christ when Christ returns in glory as the conquering Lord—face Him and give an account of his preaching The minister’s place and position in the Lord’s kingdom will be determined by how faithful he was preaching in the Word


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