July 15, 2013 Posted by admin in Kingdom

Jesus Christ School Of Ministry - Have You Been Chosen By God?

Jesus Christ School Of Ministry

Jesus offered a crash course in ministry to the seventy in Luke 10:1-24. In one compact leadership seminar He taught them the salient points that must be considered when answering the call to ministry by God’s standard. This is one of the greatest mysteries of the Kingdom of God that few people realize is so obvious in the Bible. In fact, Jesus first gave a similar ministry training seminar to His disciples in Luke 9:1-6. In this chapter from my book; "Mysterious Kingdom Of Heaven", we will witness the mysteries of ministry revealed by Jesus during His time as a man on the earth.

Steps to Finding your Place in Ministry

Ensure that you are selected by God for the specific ministry.

Luke 10:1 – AFTER THESE things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.

Finding the perfect position of service in the Kingdom of God can sometimes be overwhelming. There are so many available ministries and they all need help. As a result, people have come up with some of the most innovative reasons for going in a particular direction.

Some pick a ministry where they can be seen. Others pick a ministry where they can hide. Some like to serve while the pastor is preaching at church on a Sunday morning while others prefer to participate in a ministry that only meets on a business day.

Nonetheless, it’s great to volunteer for ministry whenever help is needed. God has called all of us to show His love on the earth by serving His people. However, there is a higher level of effectiveness in ministry that can only be attained when an individual serves exactly where God desires.

Romans 10:13-15 – For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

The seventy ministers in Luke 10 were personally selected by Jesus and were commissioned for service. The same can be said of His twelve disciples. Is it really important to be selected by God or is it acceptable to invite yourself? Shouldn’t He appreciate true enthusiasm?

Every ministry needs support staff so if your intention is to support what the leader of the ministry is doing then you can volunteer. However, if you’re going to be taking a leadership position, you’ll have to be selected by the Leader of all ministries; God.

In Romans 10:15 the question is asked, “How shall they preach, except they be sent?” Is it acceptable to be in the front line of ministry if God didn’t send you there? Well, based on this verse, it is not a very good idea. The Word of God is life, so in the very act of sending someone, God empowers the person to do exactly what he is being sent to do. Therefore, if you volunteer yourself for a leadership position in ministry, you may be getting into a bad situation.

Unfortunately, what you are doing when you appoint yourself is operating outside of your empowerment and you have set yourself up for failure. Within the Will of God for your life is everything you need but outside of it is lack and frustration. In sum, good intentions are wonderful but like a pastor in Atlanta always says, “It’s better to be a sent one than a went one!”

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