Understanding God’s Amazing Call to Ministry

How can you tell if God is calling you to Preach?

God calls men to do His work.  When God calls a man to the ministry, He separates him from his peers calling him to a special task.  Learn more about this holy calling.

UNDERSTANDING THE CALL OF GOD

Acts 13:1–4   “Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.”

Each child of God is called to good works and service of the Saviour.  Eph 2:10 The Christian life should be filled with loving service to our Lord.  Yet, God calls certain men to positions of leadership and particular works.  He chose Abraham as the Father of the Jews, Moses to lead His people out of Egypt, and Samuel as a prophet and Judge.  What a privilege that God still calls men to fulfill His purposes!

When God calls a man to ministry, He separates him from his peers calling him to a specific work. In Acts 13:2, the Holy Ghost called Barnabas and Saul for missionary ministry.   They were to leave family and friends traveling to distant lands to spread the Gospel.

It ‘s hard to describe the call of ministry (more…)

10 Proven Practices to Develop a Heart of Ministry in Children

Every parent wants their children to succeed.  Every Christian parent wants their children to follow the Lord.  How do we develop a heart of ministry service in our children?  Here are ten powerful tips.

Developing a heart of ministry in children

Child rearing is one of the most important jobs on the planet.  We only get one chance to raise our children.  Before we know it, they will be adults themselves.  I am not an expert on child rearing.  I have my hands full with my children.  My child rearing philosophy is simple.  “Obey God the best you can and beg Him to make up the difference.”  This article is born out of my personal search of the Scriptures to be a better parent for my children and to help the families of our church.  I hope it can help you as well.

I rebel against the idea that children and teens are expected to be petty and selfish.  I believe that children reared in Christian homes have the opportunity to be an example of what a believer should be.  1 Tim 4:12  A happy Christian, adult or child, will have a servant’s heart.  The heart of ministry is a vital component of Christlikeness.  May our children have a heart to serve God!

1. Seek Their True Salvation.

John 3:3   Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Every Christian parent wants their children to be saved.  Yet, (more…)

Please pray that God would bless this wonderful church and our services together on Sunday, February 19.

I will be teaching the Teens and Adults in Sunday School at 9:30 am.  Also, I will be preaching the 10:30 am and the 7:00 pm services.  Join us if you are in the area.

May Jesus be lifted up, God glorified, sinners saved and saints edified!

Thanks for praying.

 

Date: February 19, 2017
Event: Preaching at Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Jasonville, IN
Sponsor: Blessed Hope Baptist Church
812-665-3282
Location: 9251 N. State Road 59
Jasonville, IN
Public: Public

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Are You At Risk?

Some people desire to help others, but destroy themselves in the process.  There are four categories of people that have a high risk of self-destruction through service.  Are you or a loved one at risk?

The Undisciplined –

These are they whose life is chaotic. They don’t live by a schedule. They don’t live by a budget. They don’t keep a task list or calendar. Therefore, they overcommit to people and responsibilities. Then, they end up playing catch up running from emergency to emergency. That is a dangerous way to live. (more…)

6 Powerful Reasons Sunday School Can Still Change the World

The Sunday School ministry has a long and impressive history.  The importance of the Sunday School cannot be overstated.  In this day when many churches water down the message of the Bible and the depart from the proven methods that build God’s Kingdom, I emphatically state my commitment to the Sunday School ministry as a vital and productive ingredient of a powerful church program.

Sunday School Can Still Change the World

The Sunday School ministry changed the world once.  I believe it can change the world again.  Here are six opportunities provided by Sunday School that make it a uniquely powerful ministry.

1. Education

The Sunday School is a Bible teaching ministry.  In our church, we have three times a week scheduled for pointed and powerful Bible preaching.  Nothing can take the place of preaching.  It is the power of God to them that believe, and God uses it in a special way.  However, there is also a need for Bible teaching.  (more…)