DO IT

Written by Donna

"THE MINISTRY (of the Lord Jesus)"
[Notes taken at camp meeting]

Luke 4:18,19 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord."

Jesus came to earth with a ministry. What was that ministry? It was the Good News, the Gospel! He left that ministry to the New Testament church when He ascended into Heaven. The local church....(Ladies, fill in YOUR church's name here.) Going inside (your church) there on the pew we find ******* (Ladies, put YOUR name here.)We have been handed over the awesome responsibility of furthering the ministry by teaching the Gospel. LET'S BE FAITHFUL TO IT!

Notice in verses 18, 19 it was HIS ministry.

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord."

This "me" referrs to Jesus. He is our pattern!!!!!

"I must be all the Christian I can be before I can be the best ___________ (wife, mother, preacher, (men of course), teacher, song director, bus captain, etc.) that I can be."

1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

He never made a wrong step!

If you're looking is right, your living is apt to be right also. Keep your eyes on Jesus. If you do, you won't see all the heart aches, disappointments, failures of others, etc.

Be like Christ:

1) In what He was. ~ He was holy, never let the Father down.
2) In what He did. ~ He did the Father's will.
3) In what He said. ~ He said only what the Father had to say. (quoted scripture) We should quote scriptures more. Only use answers from what God's word says.








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