Monday, January 06, 2020

Ministry Matrix

We can learn lessons from other venues of life – such as business and entertainment. Nevertheless, we must get our direction for ministry and worship from the Word of God. 1 John 2:15 commands, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.” In our society, it is fashionable to get our cues for ministry from the world. We must not measure truth claims by utility (does it work) or by satisfaction (does it feel good), but by the truth of God (is it biblical). The acceptable way of worshipping and serving the true God is through the way he has instituted, prescribed, and limited by his revealed will in the Word. He must not be worshipped according to the imaginations of men or devices of devils. Churches should seek to follow the commands, precepts, and examples of the Bible, and build according to God’s pattern. The primary pursuit for churches is succinctly spelled out in Matthew 28:18-20.
Adapted from “A Ministry Matrix” by Pastor Bill Boulet, Heritage Baptist Church, Lakeland, Florida

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