Traditional Worship: 11:00 am – April 15, 2018

Pastor Dr. Bryan George

Title: “The Impact of Ministry”

Text: Acts 2:42-47, John 21:15-171 Corinthians 12:12-20

Focus: Ministry is something that we are all called to do, as we meet human needs with God’s resources. Ministry matters, and we all have something to offer! This is what our church is about—lives touched by Jesus.

I. I) Stories of lives being impacted
Coming back from vacation: “You sure do have a lot of ministers at your church!”

II. The Lord’s call to Minister (John 21)
What is ministry? Meeting human needs with God’s resources.
How do we know the need? Asking for eyes to see and ears to hear (Matthew 13:15-17)
Can the Lord use me? The diversity and variety of callings (1 Corinthians 12:12-20)

III. The story of 4 Bodies: Anybody, Everybody, Somebody and Nobody
There was a ministry in the church that Anybody could do, but Everybody thought
Somebody would do it. Instead, Nobody did it.
Well, this leads Everybody to get angry with Somebody, because after all, Everybody
thought Somebody should have done the ministry. Even though it was something that
Anybody could have done, but Nobody did it.
And so Everybody got angry with Somebody because Nobody did what Anybody could
have done.

IV. The impact of Ministry
Cardboard testimonials
My testimonial and support of the impact of ministry through this congregation
Your testimonial card:
•On one side of the index card in a few words put a personal struggle
•On the back write how God or Church of the Lakes has helped you with that struggle (keep them anonymous)
•During the final song, please place your index card into the barrel in front of the lattice.
•They will be displayed around the church to highlight the impact of ministry.

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