Requirements For Effective Ministry
Colossians 1:24-29

(To be used of God...)



1. You Must Be WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE.
"Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ's afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness--". (Colossians 1:24-25)
Following Christ involves SURRENDER. Being used of God will also involve SACRIFICE.
2. You Must Focus On The Main Thing--CHRIST
"the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Cjrist in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ." (Colossians 1:26-28)
The focus of Christianity is CHRIST. The focus of our ministry should be CHRIST.
3. You Must Understand The PURPOSE OF MINISTRY
"We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ". (Colossians 1:28)
Ministry is about LIFE TRANSFORMATION.
4. You Must DEPEND ON HIS POWER.
"To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me". (Colossians 1:29)

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