In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Ephesians 4:11-12, 2:20, Matthew 20:26, Mark 1:17, 10:45, Romans 7:4, 12:6, 2 Timothy 1:9, 1 Peter 4:10
Are you more interested in being served in a church, or are you more interested in being a servant in the church? There are far too many church members in the church who just stay out of the way. A Gallup poll discovered that only 10% of church members are active in any kind of personal ministry in their church. What is even more amazing is that 50% of all church members said they have no interest in serving in any ministry of the church. Dr. Merritt shares four reasons why you should determine to become the minister that God wants you to be, and get involved in the ministry that God has for you at church because ministry is one of the building blocks of the foundation of the church.
"Some people have the idea that the pastor serves the church by doing the ministry of the church. Listen carefully. If the staff and the pastor does the ministry of the church, we won't be serving you, we will be crippling you. Because we will not only be doing what you are supposed to be doing, we will be neglecting what we are supposed to be doing." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: service, serving, Zig Ziglar, great, least, Upper Room, Jesus, equipping, saints, work, ministry, workmanship, good, fish, called, grace, enables, holy, edifying
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.