Don't be arrogant when you plan by leaving God out of the equation. We need to plan but we need to plan subject to God's will.
There are six requirements revealed in Romans 11 and 12 which the believer must abide by with regards to the use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. When we adhere to these requirements we will stand amazed as to how God will use us to minister to one another.
This is the second teaching sermon in the series "equipped for ministry". Don't forget to listen to the first sermon titled "equipped for ministry".
In this teaching sermon we learn that New Testament believers are called to minister to one another. This is done in a general sense by means of loving one another, being at peace with one another, building one another, etc. In Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus tells us that He expects His disciples to minister to one another in a very practical way until His second coming.
Contrary to advocates of the "social gospel"; Jesus is referring to ministry to believers and not to unbelievers. This passage helps us to understand what ministry to fellow believers look like and it helps us to remember that ministering to one another is as if we are ministering to Christ Jesus Himself.
The first in a mini-series on the equipping of the saints for their work of ministry.
Believers are given gifts by the Holy Spirit to use for the edification of the body of Christ. Evangelists, Pastors/teachers are given to the local body as a gift to equip the saints so they can do the work of ministry.
Why are we here?
Why did God save us for Himself?
Are you a follower of Christ?
Will God give you more than you can handle?