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        (01/21/2001) ministers of Christ?
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: ministers of Christ?

I've recently covered the gifts of the Holy Spirit and
how we can be baptised with the Holy Spirit. If you
have received the baptism and the new prayer language,
please pray in the spirit regularly because you will
become more sensitive in the Spirit and you can pray
according to the will of God. There is a lot of power
in praying in the spirit.

I've also started on a new theme which is serving God
in a ministry. If you want God to give you the gifts
of the Holy Spirit and to exercise them, you need to
be involved in a ministry. The gifts are for the
profit of others ... the 9 gifts are what I would call
public gifts. And ministry is not for "full-time"
ministers only. Ministry is for ordinary believers as

[Ephesians 4:11-12]
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets;
and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of
the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Who are these saints that is to do the work of the
ministry, who is to be equipped by the five-fold
ministers above? These saints are ordinary believers
who no longer become just ordinary believers but who
become ministers of God, reaching out to others and
completing the great commission.

Ministry does not just have to be something that you
do in church. I remember that when I started as a
believer, my ministry was in my school. I started my
own morning devotional time in school and invited
friends. I shared the gospel with others and brought
people to Christ. I took every opportunity to pray for
the sick. All these because I am not working for a
person but for God.

So, it is with ministry. Ask God for a ministry but
start where you are. You can be discipling someone
else, or reaching out to a friend. Or you can enroll
in a ministry in your church. Whichever ministry that
you are in, you are serving God and not serving man.
We must be careful that we do not enter into any
ministry to glorify ourselves. It is only when Christ
is lifted up, not when "self" is lifted up, that we
can draw people to God.

Jesus said in [John 12:32] ..
"And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw
all men unto me."

2. New prayer requests:
i. Pray for a dear friend, Karen Rose -- bina

ii. I need help dealing with loneliness -- guest

iii. Marriage renewal -- newbirth

iv. Finding strength -- laurie

v. prayers for healing -- guest

vi. pray for my addiction -- guest

vii. pray for family & friends of Aaron --christiandeb

viii. Prayer request for someone's sister! -- mandy

3. Number of prayer warriors: 645
We welcome dhmq_2244, edithdavis, free, bunnbunn &
calhounm into our prayer group.

Three have unsubscribed.

In Christ,
Sunday, January 21, 2001 10:00:23 AM   waihun

changed on Sunday, January 21, 2001 10:00:50 AM

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