PAST RECAP – Full Post – Why Does It Seem Churches Run By The 80/20 Rule? #1
“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to SERVE” Matt 20:28 (NIV) Maybe religious people attend your church, NOT CONVERTS.
PAST RECAP – Full Post – 80/20 Rule – #2 Jesus Gave Us A Plan That Avoids This
Those of you who do not GIVE UP EVERYTHING you have CANNOT be my DISCIPLES. – Luke 14:33 Maybe the church isn’t growing because we don’t have disciples in it?
TODAY’S POST – 80/20 Rule – #3 Stepping Out Of 80/20
I think many “disciples” don’t function as “disciples” because they don’t know where to begin. Here are some basis truths that every disciple needs to put into practice.
#1 You ARE in the RIGHT place at the right time.
1 Cor 12:18 God has set the members, each one of them, (including you), in the body just as He pleased,
Acts 17:26 He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times AND the boundaries of their dwellings.
#2 God has set ministry right in the center of the road you’re on.
Eph 2:10 We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
‘Workmanship” is poiema (poy’-ay-mah). (Where we get our word poem.) You are God’s poem.
- The work the Lord has for you to do is as close as your next step.
- It is not a ministry or work you’ll need to bring about, dream up, or make happen.
- It’s been ordered, established, ordained, and set into your path.
- It’s a work, not for someday, but today.
#3 You are in your destiny.
Ps. 139:16 In Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.
No, that doesn’t mean this is all there is, but if you don’t embrace and put your hand to what is in front of you, you miss the joy in the good works He’s prepared for you to walk in today!
#4 The ministry God’s prepared for you is within arms’ reach.
Eccl 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, DO IT with your might;
- God has given you two, on-board, supernatural, Spirit-led, God inspired, ministry finders.
- Remember, it is God who sets you in the church where He wants you.
- Don’t you dare make light of the work He’s set in front of you!
- Rejoice that you get to do anything in the service of the King of Glory!
#5 You have everything you need to do the ministry God’s called you to… “TODAY”.
Stop complaining about what you can’t do and start doing what you can.
2 Cor 8:12 For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.
If all you have is a few loaves and fishes you are only accountable for what you do with them.
Let me help. I would be thrilled to help your church understand these truths.
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Write me… PastorTed@YourMinistryMatters.com