Ministry is… (with scripture reference

Hebrews 6:10 “For God is not unrighteous (unjust) to forget your work and labor of love, which you have shown toward his name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” NKJV

  • Giving when you feel like keeping

    Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

  • Remaining faithful when your flesh wants to quit

    Matthew 25:23 “His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.”

  • Keeping your word even when it is not convenient

    Psalm 15:4 “who . . . honors those who fear the LORD; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind;”

  • Caring more about planting seed than the harvest

    Matthew 13:3-9 “And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;”

  • Maintaining integrity when “no one would ever know”

    Psalm 26:1-2, 11 “Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind. But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity . . .”

  • Living truth before people even when you can’t see results

    Galatians 6:9-10 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”

  • Feeding others when your own soul is hungry, even starving

    Romans 9:1-3 Paul’s Concern for the Jews “For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren . . .” John 5:30 “I can do nothing on my own . . . I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.”

  • Praying for others when you desperately need to be prayed for

    James 5:16 “. . . pray for one another . . .”

  • Forgiving those who will not forgive you and refusing to be bitter

    Ephesians 4:31, 32 “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

  • Hurting with other people even when your own hurt can’t be spoken

    Revelation 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”