Pastor Dave Martin ~ Cross Creek Community Church ~ Jan 19, 2020
20/20 Vision: “Get Squeezed”
Eph 4:11-16 and Selected – Part 3
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But happy is he who keeps the law.
Shift my Thinking… Invest my Time… Trust God to Work!
Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea
No Outlet = No Life
No Ministry = No Life
Ministry is vital to your spiritual Health!
Mark 10:45 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Ministry: To serve… Service Given in the church body.
Every believer is “handcrafted” by God to serve.
Ephesians 2:10 10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Phil 2:13)
Every believer is equipped to do ministry.
Ephesians 4:7,11-16 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it… 11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Every believer is Important…
God SHAPE’d with spiritual giftedness.
Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experiences
Romans 12:4-8 4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
God Sovereignly arranges in the church body.
1 Corinthians 12:12, 18-22 12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ… 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
- Know TRUTH!
- Get SQUEEZED!
- Be BLESSED Forever!
Ephesians 6:7-8 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does…