Sermons on Ministry
In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul provides the foundations of what godly leaders do in helping the church toward maturity.
In Acts 6 the church faced a problem due to its growth that could have fractured it. How the Apostles handled it became an example for commissioning leaders.
You’ve not only thought it, you’ve probably said it. “The world is against me.” But reality can often be far from it. Joseph (and Jacob) have every reason to think that. But they learn that God is actually working through those very struggles for thier good. He is doing the same thing in your life.
Conflict is inevitable, combat is optional. Keep from destroying the community of believers by following the Pathway to Reconciliation.
It’s easy for good drivers to be judgmental of those who have careless wrecks. Jesus tells a story that challenges our hearts for those whose lives have gone off in the ditch.
A simple story about a shepherd and a sheep that wanders off is a powerful illustration Jesus uses to teach the heart of God. It will also shape your heart.