The Woman at the Well






One of the most remarkable interactions that Jesus had was the one with the woman at well ( John 4: 5-32). This story is remarkable for a number reasons. The first is that the Jewish had an age old hatred for the Samaritans, so even the woman was shocked when Jesus approached this her( John […]




Personal Ministry






Ever buy a piece of furniture or something that requires assembly and try to put it together without reading the manual? I must admit I am one of those that try to figure it out rather than sit down and read a manual, which oftentimes seems confusing to me. That manual serves a purpose, without […]




Advocate and Intercessor






When I was called to ministry many years ago I was excited about preaching and teaching God’s word. I saw myself as “Called”, and felt all the world had to acknowledge that fact. In my professional development I failed to realize how important people are to my advancement. Even though I was called, I still […]




From Comparison to Complement






As we saw in an earlier lesson, the church at Corinth had deep problems. What principles does Paul outline in 1 Corinthians 3:5-11, 12:1-11, and 2 Corinthians 10:12-15 for healing and restoration, all of which are so vital to revival and reformation? Who gets the credit? Sometimes we are more concerned with this question then […]




Providing Ministry






Read 1 Thessalonians 5:14, 15. What are the ways in which Paul admonishes church leaders in regard to how they treat members? Look at the principles there. How can we apply them to ourselves, whatever our role may be in the church? Meanwhile, how should we apply these principles at work, at home, at play, […]




Response to Ministry






Read 1 Thessalonians 5:12, 13. What is Paul’s basic point, and how should we apply it to ourselves? In what ways can you better work with, support, and love those who are “over you in the Lord?” The Lord has a special place in His heart for those whom He appoints and anoints.We are reminded […]




Sequential Evangelism and Felt Needs






Read Luke 9:11. What does this verse indicate regarding Jesus’ desire to heal both physically and spiritually? In our spheres, how can we seek to do the same thing for those whom we are trying to reach? Jesus was able to provide a comprehensive ministry for those whom He ministered to. Jesus not only met […]




Every Member Ministry






Examine Ephesians 4:12 and 2 Corinthians 5:15–20. What do these verses say about each believer’s ministry? This passage lets us know that every member has a work to do. Each member should be equipped for the work of service. This work of service builds up the church. We are compelled to ministry because of what […]




The Calling






Based on what we have looked at this week (and in previous weeks) about the call to discipleship, what special message can we find for ourselves in Hebrews 11:1? &nbsp&nbsp Based upon what we have looked at during this week , in conjunction with &nbsp&nbsp this was can say that it takes faith to be […]