Week 3 of Elevation Fire. Digging into the 5 passions that Elevation is founded on. This week: Be A Minister.
If you want a study tool to go along with the podcast, see Lift Notes here:
Elevation Fire: Be a ____________
May 15, 2011
Elevation’s vision….Be Disciples. Make Disciples.
The 3rd Passion that will move us towards the future God has for us is for everyone to: Be a ___________ . Based on Ephesians 4:1-7,11-13
Who does the work of Ministry? ____________
It was he [Jesus] who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors/shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry. Ephesians 4:11-12
God has this radical idea that _______ follower of Jesus is called to what the bible calls ___________.
We have a church culture that in which the pastoral position is often seen as the _________Christian, who is the _________on God and, who has special _________to God that you don’t and does all the ___________ work of the ministry.
If the pastor is a superstar, the church is an ____________ of passive observers, not a living body of ____________ ministers.
Our measure of success is not how many people we can get to come listen to the teaching or singing, but how many people have been raised up to __________ and ___________ their own gifts and passions so that the Holy Spirit can line those up with what God wants to do through you in your home, church, community and the world.
As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4–5
You all have equal _________ to God.
You all can equally be __________by him to do ministry.
Every follower of Jesus has unique gifts that need to be contributed if the church is going to be _____________.
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 shepherds and teachers. …. to equip the saints for the work of ministry. Ephesians 4:7,11
Everyone in the Elevation church family is made for one of those _________.
“But what about that __________ calling into ministry that sets pastors __________ the rest?”
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received…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… Ephesians 4:1,7,11
There is no distinction between _________ and __________ callings. Paul says that _________ follower of Jesus is _________by God to a role in which they do the work of ministry in their sphere of influence.
Going Deeper this week…
v Have you fully taken to heart that you have a calling by God to BE A MINISTER for Jesus?
v What are you doing to discover and develop that calling?
v Is there anything holding you back from pursuing this calling more?
v Can you give that over to God and commit to discovering your calling and role in ministry?
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