Success in the Ministry Part 1

Success in the Ministry Part 1

Sep 16, 2012

By: Emilio Ramos

Passage: 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

Series: 2 Corinthians

1.) THE NEED FOR STRENGTH

Paul was discouraged at the unbelief of Israel (2 Cor. 3.14-15 cf. Rom. 9.1-3)

1.1, God’s strength producing ministry

Reflecting on the glory of the New Covenant (2 Cor. 3.10, 17-18)

1.2, God’s strength producing mercy (1 Tim. 1.12-17; Eph. 3.7-8)

2.) THE NEED FOR SINCERITY

2.1, What must be denounced in a godly ministry

What God thinks matters most (1 Cor. 4.1-4)

Confronting heresy (2 Tim. 2.17-18)

Rejecting all manner of spiritual manipulation and abuse (2 Cor. 2.17 cf. 2 Cor. 11.19-21)

2.2, What must be declared in a godly ministry

Paul's passion was to equip the church with the truth, especially of God's Word (Eph. 4.11-12; Col. 1.28-29; Acts 20.20)

2.3, The goal of Paul’s sincerity

Eschatological Integrity (1 Cor. 3.13; 5.10-11; Rom. 14.10; 2 Tim. 4.8; Acts 17.31)

The power of personal integrity (1 Cor. 1.12; 15.10; 1 Thess. 2.10; Acts 23.1)


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