Friday, February 23

Tag: ministry

Personal Life

Remotivating your Ministry

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep." John 10:11 There comes the challenge to us all at different moments - what are we ministering for? Is it the people, or have we grown a little weary of this - has it now become the money, our identity, prestige, obligation, duty? Clearly ministry is about love for your people. So firstly you have to have 'your people' - its much harder to love and keep the motivation right when its somebody elses' people. Gather your own people, and continue to see them as yours. The last thing you do is step out of your role. It is very rare that ever needs to be done. It is possible to refresh your ministry and motivation on the go.  In fact we need to learn to do this so we are regularly adjusting and repairing and not s
Personal Life

A Disciple Serves

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. This is exactly what Timothy was - AN EXAMPLE.  In Philippians 2:20 Paul tells us that he has very few examples of a servant, yet Timothy is one that stands out.  He says this in the same passage he gives us the all-time example of a servant, Jesus: Philippians 2:5-8 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,  6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,  7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.  8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cro