Ministry Quotes by David Wilkerson, Vance Havner, Gigi Graham, Viktor E. Frankl, Leonard Ravenhill, Henry Martyn and many others.
The Teen Challenge Training Center on Pennsylvania farmland houses over 200 men in rehab. Other farms and centers have been birthed out of this ministry all over the world.
We are the salt of the earth, mind you, not the sugar. Our ministry is to truly cleanse and not just to change the taste.
Whether your gift is mighty or humble, whether you exercise it in the marketplace or at the podium, in the executive suite or in the schoolroom, in the office or at home, your main task or gift or ministry is to be a light in a dark world.
I am absolutely convinced that the gas chambers of Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Maidanek were ultimately prepared not in some ministry or other in Berlin, but rather at the desks and in the lecture halls of nihilistic scientists and philosophers.
The church that is man-managed instead of God-governed is doomed to failure. A ministry that is college-trained but not Spirit-filled works no miracles.
The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.
Muggle women wear them, Archie, not the men, they wear these,” said the Ministry wizard, and he brandished the pinstriped trousers. “I’m not putting them on,” said old Archie in indignation. “I like a healthy breeze ’round my privates, thanks.
God is immutableвЂ”He never changes! His ministry to you is complete, on target, and constant!
It is easy in ministry or in life, to begin to rely on acquired knowledge instead of fresh knowledge revealed. We must maintain our union with Him to enjoy fresh oil and then there is no old oil. The life of God or presence of God can’t be stored, it has to be current. It is a well of life, continually outflowing.
In my day there was no one to tell me anything and I feel I have a responsibility to help a new generation. A lady in Atlanta came up to me and said: ‘Honey, you are a ministry.’ It is about the knowledge I can give others. I think gays will look after their own.
In the West, if a city faces financial difficulties, it’ll go bankrupt. But in China, cities will be subsidised by the Ministry of Finance. So some small- and medium-sized cities aren’t worried about going bankrupt. They figure the central government will help them out.
Ministry to an individual is as mighty an act of God as is ministry to the masses.
Preaching that costs nothing accomplishes nothing.
Soon after joining the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia, I was called upon as part of team to respond to a malaria outbreak. My team was dispatched to a village in southwestern Ethiopia, where I not only observed the malaria epidemic’s shocking effects on adults and children but also experienced it first-hand.
We must never forget that Christ did not suffer just during His three years of public ministry or the last few days of His life when He was crucified. No, He suffered throughout His life on earth. He who was without sin lived daily with the corruption and sinfulness of lost humanity.
Pastoral ministry is a sacrificial call with unique challenges. We are called to take the Gospel to those with hard hearts and blind eyes.
I no longer worry about being a brilliant conversationalist. I simply try to be a good listener. I notice that people who do that are usually welcome wherever they go
Jesus was handling big money because that treasurer He had was a thief. Now you can’t tell me that a ministry with a treasurer that’s a thief can operate on a few pennies. It took big money to operate that ministry because Judas was stealing out of that bag. If you have a treasurer, that means you have a lot of money.
Ministry is just ZZ Top with technology.
As far as spiritual influences in Christian music, I would say Crystal Lewis – a lot of her songs especially. The ministry she has through her songs has really hit me.
Praise the Lord, but do me a favor, don’t ever say ‘Stephen Baldwin’ and ‘ministry’ in the same sentence.
Remove the centrality-of-Jesus-Christ message from ministry and meetings, and you can forget church life or organic meetings. He must be the center of everything…not in lip service, but in the dynamic experiential whole.
If English is spoken in heaven. God undoubtedly employs Cranmer as his speechwriter. The angels of the lesser ministries probably use the language of the New English Bible and the Alternative Service Book for internal memos.
If you are a woman who honors God right where you are, you are in ministry.
Throughout my ministry, I have sought to build bridges between Jews and Christians.
This is the ministry and its work–not to drill hearts and minds and consciences into right forms of thought and mental postures, but to guide to the living God who speaks.
I realized my calling was to use the arts and ministry to help young people.
Our land-healing ministry really is about cultivating relationships: between the people, the loving stewards, and the ecology of a place, what I call the environmental umbilical that we’re nurturing here.
I am not overstatingthis; the anointing is mandatory if you are called to serve The Lord. Without it there will be no growth, no blessing, no victory in your ministry.
We’re enlarging in every single area of the ministry at In Touch. We’re on radio and television. We’re in over 110 million homes in America plus radio on satellites. We just acquired the NAMB FamilyNet television network, and with that expanding possibilities of the gospel.
I started out in the ministry, went to college, started as a pastor, pastored for basically 25 years. That was a good time, I really enjoyed it.
Look at your ministry as a marathon not a sprint – build deep foundations of intimacy with God and never let your public schedule get fuller than your time alone with God.
I’m enjoying prison ministry, particularly with the women in Hudson County Jail who have suffered tremendously in their lives.
The Chinese foreign ministry has said more than once that I am a free person. Did I do anything wrong by leaving my home?
I did it through our ministries. We had ordination and basically understanding there ought – to be ordained that God has set apart, for the purposes of ministry. This is an important thing because of that defining moment, when I held that word up, I said I want to spend the rest of my life helping people.
Ministry is messy because sin is messy. Get over it, get a mop and start helping people clean up!
I see everything I do as an extension of the ministry. It’s all about service.
I learned at an early age that what we were doing in the choir was just as important as the preacher. It was a ministry in itself. We could stir the pot, you know?
I’m only here on Earth to serve God. I never had a career. I don’t care about commercialism. I have a ministry and I’ll fight for the ministry.
If you had a Ministry box set under your Christmas tree, wrapped in paper, ‘From Beer to Eternity’ is the bow that goes around the present, you know what I mean?
My work with churches has led me to the conclusion that the single most important element in having an effective and life-changing ministry is to capture GodвЂ™s vision for your ministry.вЂќ
If ministry is not about compassion and passion, let it die.
It is a fantastic initiative by the ministry to develop Aakash Tablet, a mobile device that can be utilised by students anywhere. It was successfully tried out. The second and third versions have come out and the fourth version is on the anvil.
In life, purpose is defined by the thing that makes you angry. Martin Luther was angry; Mandela was angry; Mahatma Gandhi was angry; Mother Teresa was angry. If you are not angry, you do not have a ministry yet.
We are called to be ‘ambassadors for Christ’ (2 Cor 5:20). Ours is a ministry of reconciliation … To be an ambassador for Christ means above all to invite everyone to a renewed personal encounter with the Lord Jesus.
These three brothers were not afforded the opportunity to defend themselves in a court of law. They were not given a fair and public trial. Paramilitaries, under the command of senior Ministry of Interior officials, denied them these rights and shot them in cold blood.
We’re all in full-time Christian service. We have different disguises, but the same vocation; to be out and out lovers and servants of the Lord Jesus Christ… no dichotomy exists between ministry and lifestyle.
If you want to reach people nobody is reaching, you’ve got to do things nobody is doing
If your home is a ministry, shouldn’t that ministry become a passion? Shouldn’t your feelings and emotions be involved when it comes to the people and place you love? And shouldn’t your work be done passionately? Your labors should be labors of love!
I have to say that I have no regrets about my decision to become a priest or about the major directions my ministry has taken me… I have been and am happy as a priest, and I have never been lonely… I could have used a bit more solitude.
Those whom God calls to such a ministry – and a call is essential – must be prepared for a pathway of unpopularity and misunderstanding. “You troubler of Israel” was the way Ahab addressed Elijah.
Working together with our exceptional leadership team, our Ministry of Health was empowered to make smart investments that could unlock our potential by producing long-lasting health and economic benefits for all.
I’ve never known anyone who has fallen into sin and been successfully restored by the formal church structure. Nor have I ever seen a formal church structure wisely deal with sin, enabling ministry to continue without interruption.
I’d love to be placed in a position to make a difference in regards to my faith, in regards to speaking for Jesus, whether that’s some type of ministry platform, being in a big-time position where I could make a difference.
Statistics are for losers.
When we pray, we make tremendous power available, dynamic in its working, causing changes in our favour. Certain prayer sessions are specially designed by the Lord to help straighten out things in the spirit-realm regarding our immediate or later future as individuals, families or ministries.
To me, the heart of the ministry lies in being able to help deeply distressed people, not because of your own qualities but because you represent Christ.
If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.
Ministry burnout is a real problem because it’s never-ending.
No one is going to be powerful in their ministry if they are hiding something that they are afraid people will find out at any moment.
Christians have forgotten that the ministry of listening has been committed to them by Him who is Himself the great listener and whose work they should share. We should listen with the ears of God that we may speak the Word of God.
I’ve also found thousands that have reached out to me in a way that maybe they never did. And it’s broadened the ministry in other ways that people now relate.
Anytime you and I question the schemes of the do-gooders, we’re denounced as being against their humanitarian goals. They say we’re always “against” things-we’re never “for” anything. Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.
Ministry is a very confronting service. It does not allow people to live with illusions of immortality and wholeness. It keeps reminding others that they are mortal and broken, but also that with the recognition of this condition, liberation starts.
Again and again there comes a time in history when the man who dares to say that two and two make four is punished with death. (“The Plague”)
The key to ministry in any and every context, both now and for the last two thousand years, is missionary flexibility.
The ministry is a weight from which even an angel might shrink
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
We ministers have undoubtedly failed to connect and apply Christianity to the practical everyday problems of the average man. In this, we have failed to follow in Christ’s footsteps. For the religion which He taught and revealed in His own life and ministry was an intensely practical and down-to-earth affair.
There are lots of things to like about being Eastern Orthodox – incense, liturgies, all the baklava you can eat – but you know what I like best? None of that stupid ‘women’s ministry’ stuff.
Preparation for marriage is very important. It’s very, very important because I believe it is something that in the Church, in common pastoral ministry, at least in my country, in South America, the Church it has not valued much.
When it comes to the income of the ministry, I have no problem talking about it or what happens to the money.
For a few political turncoats there is real excuse. One can hardly blame those whom one ministry have seen fit to throw overboard for having the strength to swim to the other side.
Ministry, however, is simply loving the person in front of you. It’s about stopping for the one and being the very fragrance of Jesus to a lost and dying world.
My work in television is part of my ministry. My ministry is not religious at all – it’s part of my life purpose of empowering women.
Never underestimate the importance of simply being physically present in the place God wants you. You may not be asked to perform some dramatic ministry, but simply being there is a ministry.
[P]rogress, however, has not sufficiently infiltrated the Interior Ministry, affording protection to those who participated in the Bytyqi murders and other egregious Milosevic-era crimes.
It’s the latest trendy thinking by the Ministry of Justice… Restorative justice is a fad.
If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!
Christian Research Institute will continue doing what we do … making people so familiar with truth that when counterfeits loom on the horizon, they know it instantaneously. So we’re a discernment ministry, continually trying to build Christians up so that they can discern between truth and error.
I go to a Calvary Chapel church out here in Los Angeles. I had been here about two years at the time. I’m very close with my church, very close with the pastor and his wife, and I work with a girls’ ministry here.
Having lots of members of my family who were in ministry in one form or another, I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising that at quite an early age, I was very, very conscious personally of the love of God.
We must always speak of the efficacy of the ministry in such a manner that the entire praise of the work may be reserved for God alone.
Some people left you for dead. They thought it was over. They said you’re hopeless, you’re helpless. You can’t be used. You’re not ministry material. You’re going to be poor. You’re going to be messed up.But guess what?Tell the devil, go to hell. You’re a liar.
The Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions.
Has the Ministry assessed what manpower savings or cost efficiencies have been derived from such use of new technologies, and how policing capabilities have been enhanced? What new initiatives can we expect, and how will the police guard against their officers being вЂњde-skilledвЂќ by over-relying on technology?
I was asked in a way when Honorable Elijah Mohammed said take the step, choose between the wealth of America and the millions of dollars and the title, the ministry. So, I chose the ministry. If I was not sincere, then I would have easily went to Vietnam, boxin’ exhibitions, and made a couple of cool million.
I began to get notes from people saying they were sorry to hear I’d left ministry. And for a while, I halfway believed they were right, that I’d left.
Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help.
The running joke about the Premio Cervantes, the most coveted literary prize in the Spanish-speaking world, which was established by Spain’s Ministry of Culture in 1976, is that Cervantes himself wouldn’t have received it. This is because he was, in his heart, the most anti-Spanish of Spanish writers.
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions, and consequently of no use to a good king or a good ministry; for which reason Courts are so overrun with
Those who turn proud when their praise is sounded, who seek their own glory, not Christ’s, or those who are moved by slanders and by infamy, had better leave the ministry of the Word.
I could take everything I have built up over 35 years in my ministry and destroy it all if I went out tomorrow and committed one act of rebellion.
Besides, Jesus was a rich man. He had to have been, in order to have supported his disciples and their families during his ministry.
Well there is a lot of work here for younger and older musicians now. Our Ministry of Culture has now really embarked on changing things for artists, and it is getting much better. We just have to organize ourselves as artists, and then things will be better.
It is a fatal mistake to assume that GodвЂ™s goal for your life is material prosperity or popular success, as the world defines it. The abundant life has nothing to do with material abundance, and faithfulness to God does not guarantee success in a career or even ministry. Never focus on temporary crowns.
Initially, when I first became a Christian and got into ministry, my thought was that God existed to make my life better and to take me to Heaven. Now I realize that it is not about me at all. It is all about God and that He did this to display His plan to restore the Earth to the Garden of Eden state.
We can’t do every good thing there is to do in the world. Too many Christians live under the terror of total obligation, thinking every act of injustice, every opportunity of ministry, and every urgent appeal are our responsibilities.
The fundamentalists may have created a personalized Jesus we don’t even recognize, but the liberals’ Jesus, too, is an individualized Jesus who serves the empire – a Jesus painfully divorced from his ministry of justice.
We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first.
I was never close to Jerry Falwell because he had his ministry, I had mine. And we came from different theological training and from a different psychological education.
Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry. It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it.
First, I was Bavarian State Minister of Justice, and after the ministries of justice in the various states were dissolved I became Reich Minister without portfolio.
If I had my ministry over again, I would devote far more time to the ministry of comfort and encouragement.
I am Heart of David because Heart of David Ministry, the Ministry is a Ministry of evangelism. It’s like I’m the chief cook and bottle washer. What the Ministry is is it’s me going out, it’s me going to churches. I go to prisons. I go to foreign countries and I share the gospel.
Congregational life wherein each member has his opportunity to contribute to the life of the whole body, those gifts with which the Spirit endows him, is as much of the essence of the Church as are ministry and sacraments.
I think my writing is part of my ministry.
There is great need today for the New Testament prophet who speaks to edification, exhortation, and comfort, a strengthening, stirring and soothing ministry.
If you’re going to counsel people – and that’s all my ministry is, it’s a counseling ministry more than anything else – people have to believe that they can trust you and that they can listen to you, that you’re going to try to help them and not just politically try to convert them to your views.
The ministry of bearing with one another is learning to hear God speak through difficult people.
The most important problem in Iran is that the courts have lost their independence, and they are under the influence of the Ministry of Intelligence and their people. This is why we witness a number of journalists and human rights activists, my colleagues, and a number of feminists, in prison.
What meditation does mean is a way for us to unlock and open the door to the kingdom of heaven. Jesus began his ministry by proclaiming that this holy kingdom was within us and among us.
A scar is a wound that has healed. We need to bring our wounds to Jesus, let Him heal them, and use our scars for Jesus. Our scars may be our greatest ministry.
Our supporters support us for one reason, people pray for us for one reason – because of the healing ministry.
One of the gravest perils which besets the ministry is a restless scattering of energies over an amazing multiplicity of interests which leaves no margin of time and of strength for receptive and absorbing communion with God.
Give yourselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word. If you do not pray, God will probably lay you aside from your ministry, as He did me, to teach you to pray.
It is the duty of the Defence Ministry and the forces to keep India safe.
I try to walk in the lane God wants for me, working on immigration, prison reform, strengthening the family through my ministry.
Every preacher who does not make prayer a mighty factor in his own life and ministry is weak as a factor in God’s work and is powerless to project God’s cause in this world.
I also pray for favor and His anointing on my life and ministry that I might have spiritual blessing when I minister to people. They’re my principal prayers; I don’t have a prayer list that I go down.
We’re seeing a much larger ministry here for the general community. Not just Catholics, but others are calling us too. They’re not looking for lawyers or suing their grandfathers, but counseling and healing.
Jesus is center, people are central. That’s an equation for a healthy youth ministry.
My ministry’s always been one of social activism. I think a responsible minister must be at some levels involved in the social order.
I actually grew up playing the piano in the church and was deeply involved in music ministry.
Silence is a very concrete, practical, and useful discipline in all our ministerial tasks.В It can be seen as a portable cell taken with us from the solitary place into the midst of our ministry.В Silence is solitude practiced in action.
And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach
The Imperfect Pastor by Zack Eswine might be the most helpful and profound book I’ve read in years. If you’re in pastoral ministry grab a copy.
We’re here to re-dedicate you to The Power, The Passion, The Mystery, and The Ministry of Rock and Roll.
Please give us a simple answer, so that we don’t have to think, because if we think, we might find answers that don’t fit the way we want the world to be
Or the Department of Education and another ministry were worried about duplication of effort, so what did they do? They set up two committees to look into duplication and neither knew what the other was up to. It really is a world beyond parody.
When I took over the ministry for science and technology, our weather systems were in shambles. Nobody believed in the IMD. Nothing was in digital mode. I changed all that. We got automatic rain gauges, automatic weather stations, Doppler radars.
I don’t think you should be an Auror, Harry,” said Luna unexpectedly. Everybody looked at her. “The Aurors are part of the Rotfang Conspiracy, I thought everyone knew that. They’re working to bring down the Ministry of Magic from within using a mixture of dark magic and gum disease.
I’ve been engaged in so many meaningful things. I’ve been full with family and ministry things.
When Jesus Christ comes back, it is not the liberal politicians who ought to be trembling, it’s the pastorsвЂ¦because so many men have built their ‘ministries’ on the dry dead bones of
unconverted church members.
unconverted church members.
A lot of victims, for example, have become addicted to alcohol and drugs. It seems to me that the church’s healing ministry is going to be enhanced through this in much broader strokes. That’s good, it’s all positive.
As a minister, you shouldn’t imagine you know better than the technical experts in your ministry. In the end you’re there to apply the political stamp of approval.
This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments, to ministries of health and other ministries, to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community that certain actions now should be undertaken with increased urgency.
If I had only one more sermon to preach before I died, it would be about my Lord Jesus Christ. And I think that when we get to the end of our ministry, one of our regrets will be that we did not preach more of him.
Most of us are married to a model of ministry and we flirt with the Great Commission.
There is no wonder more supernatural and divine in the life of a believer than the mystery and ministry of prayer…the hand of the child touching the arm of the Father and moving the wheel of the universe.
Michael Jordan once said that the most peaceful moments of his life were on a basketball court, because that’s the only place he knew exactly what to do. And to me the most peaceful moments in my ministry are in the pulpit because that’s when I really know what I’m going to do.
Soon after Donald Trump was inaugurated, I got a letter from France’s interior ministry informing me that I was now French. By the time it arrived, I’d been French for nearly two weeks without even knowing it.
The love within us is meant to extend outward. The closer we grow to our inner light, we feel a natural urge to share it. We all long for meaningful work, some creative endeavor that will be our ministry, by which the energies within us might flow out to help heal the world.
If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?
God forbid that I should ever teach any adaptation of the Gospel. But I contend that we may serve it up in any sort of dish that will induce the people to partake of it
For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War, run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries, not just by the British or the Americans, but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations.
It’s not just being called to the ministry that counts.
Neglecting to bathe the ministry in prayer leaves us just workers, not worshipers. When we unite in prayer, there is incredible power.
The one-sided exploitation of existential guilt is thought reform’s trump card, and perhaps its most important source of emotional influence over its participants. Revolving around it are issues most decisive to thought reform’s outcome.
There are a lot of decisions we pass up on because we think, “You know what? That’s just going to build – you know, maybe that’s going to build me and not build the ministry and what I’m trying to do.” So we pass up on a lot of opportunities.
Astronomy is something like the ministry. No one should go into it without a call. I got that unmistakable call, and I know that even if I were second-rate or third-rate, it was astronomy that mattered.
We had a church together. We co-founded and co-pastored the ministry, but Randy [White] was really a strong part.
When Hobby Lobby was created in the early 1970s, I was committed to use profits to help ministry work.
The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it
In my ministry, I teach my disciples, “Power first, then the Word. Go in and prophesy first, or demonstrate the power of God first in some way.”
Do not let your life, ministry or organization go faster than your resources.
My church has a health and fitness ministry to encourage our members to take care of spiritually and physically; how could I not?
I am saying that the recent activities by Turkey’s Ministry of Agriculture, particularly the culling and communication work, is good.
I really see the vocation of politics like I see every vocation – whether its being a reporter or serving in public life or being a plumber – as an extension of ministry.
I was listening to Ministry and Garth Brooks and Charlie Pride and Wynton Marsalis, and then I would listen to Juvenile or Lil Wayne. It’s just that I’m a big fan of music. I’m a student of music. And I just want to learn and keep enhancing my education about the music.
But I never, never thought of the ministry nor did – of course, television when I was growing up, there was no television. So I didn’t know anything about it.
To cut off the sinner from all reliance upon himself, his merits and his powers; and throw him, naked and helpless, into the hands of the Holy Spirit to lead him to Christ in faith; should be the one great aim of the ministry.
No man should be alone when he opposes Satan. The Church and the ministry of the Word were instituted for this purpose, that hands may be joined together and one may help another.
The Golden Rule reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development. This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global abolition of the death penalty.
I know success or failure in my life or ministry does not depend on my own skill or even on external circumstances, it depends only on my faithfulness. God will give me the gifts necessary to do whatever He calls me to do, and He will not be hindered in His work by circumstances.
On the Web, all advantages are temporary, and you must keep innovating to stay ahead
From the beginning, this has been a faith-based ministry.
The earth endured Christ’s ministry only three years;–not three weeks after his real character and purposes were generally known.
We need a global parliament, a global government and possibly a global ministry for security.
Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.
Blessed are the peacemakers, and one sure way of peacemaking is to let the fire of contention alone. Neither fan it, nor stir it, nor add fuel to it, but let it go out by itself. Begin your ministry with one blind eye and one deaf ear.
Countless mistakes in marriage, parenting, ministry, and other relationships are failures to balance grace and truth. Sometimes we neglect both. Often we choose one over the other.
The divine law indeed has excluded women from this ministry, but they endeavour to thrust themselves into it; and since they can effect nothing of themselves, they do all through the agency of others.
The first modern propaganda agency was the British Ministry of Information a century ago, which secretly defined its task as “to direct the thought of most of the world” – primarily progressive American intellectuals, who had to be mobilized to come to the aid of Britain during World War I.
The first priority of the Leader is to Pray for and be concerned for the welfare of your flock. The key to the rest of our life and ministry will be the investment of prayer we make in the lives of others.
Think of your career as your ministry. Make your work an expression of love in service to mankind.
It is a fantastic initiative by the ministry to develop Aakash Tablet, a mobile device that can be utilised by students anywhere. It was successfully tried out. The second and third versions have come out and the fourth version is on the anvil.
My heart’s toward youth ministry, but I don’t know. I never would have thought I would have written a book. And God kind of directed that. So we’ll see what the next is.
One of the hardest jobs in ministry is keeping your own relationship with God where it needs to be.
The main thing in measuring integrity is someone’s motive and intent, not how many records they sell. Our intent in Ministry was never to be big. We just wanted to make enough money to live and to buy a studio, which we have done in Austin.
When trust permeates a ministry, great things are possible, not the least of which is an opportunity to reach the ministry’s potential.
Just very practically, pastors need to be careful that while they have a right to call people to absolute allegiance to the Word of God, we don’t have the right to call people to absolute allegiance to our programs or every ministry we have at the church.
What if every church in America had a ministry to stand against modern slavery?
I like the monastic life… in the prayer and the praising… this has charged me with new energy, spiritual energy. This is very important for my ministry outside the monastery.
My desire to be a physician had a lot to do with that sense of medicine as a ministry of healing, not just a science. And not even just a science and an art, but also a calling, also a ministry.
Shared governance is often the critical element that is missing in Asian universities, no matter how talented the faculty may be. Either it is ministries of education that are trying to run things, or in private institutions – those who control the funds. Neither group knows much about teaching and research.
In order to the existence of such a ministry in the Church, there is requisite an authority received from God, and consequently power and knowledge imparted from God for the exercise of such ministry; and where a man possesses these, although the bis.
I pray because I am real clear that what I am doing and how I am doing it is my service, is my ministry, and so I want to be in perfect alignment with my creator. I do not care who you are. If I do not get the okay on the inside, you will not be showing up on the outside.
The Christian ministry is difficult, and we must not be lazy or trite. However, we often place burdens upon ourselves and make demands upon ourselves that are not according to the will of God. The more I know God and understand His perfect work on my behalf, the more I am able to rest.
True ministry isn’t just ‘cut and paste,’ it has to be birthed from the inside out.
The Chinese go around with lollipops in their pockets. They have aid. They have friendship deals. They build you a Prime Minister’s office or President’s office or Parliament House or Foreign Ministry. For them, trade is an extension of their foreign policy.
Every Teen Challenge ministry is responsible for raising its own finances, but we assist these works with finances, prayer and counseling, especially overseas in areas such as Siberia, Africa, South America.
I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.
We have created a ministry of the family to work on fertility, nurseries, on a fiscal system which takes large families into account.
With the ministry’s motto ‘Research on a Shoestring’ emblazoned on his coat of arms, he has to struggle with a treasury more interested in surtax relief than national survival. [Responding to an earlier statement by British Science Minister, Lord Hailsham, that British scientists were being recruited by the U.S.]
Pastoral ministry is about an ongoing confrontation with the god of this world, with blindness, hardness of heart, remaining sin.
Don’t build your ministry on what you’re against. Build your ministry on what you’re for.
Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.
I first met Bev Shea while in Chicago when he was on Moody Radio. As a young man starting my ministry, I asked Bev if he would join me. He said yes, and for over 60 years we had the privilege of ministering together across the country and around the world.
It is a thoroughly anti-christian doctrine that the Spirit of God, and therefore the life and governing power of the Church, resides in the ministry, to the exclusion of the people.
I trust that if God gives me music for someone else, that’s what He wants that person to have. I have to trust that that’s what they’re supposed to do and that’s the music that should specifically be released for them and their ministry, for their career and for their audience.
Jesus said Communion first, community comes out of that, and out of community, ministry.
I know Eric Engerbretson to be a man of integrity who is firmly committed to the artful balance of music and ministry.
Three enemies that will weaken your ministry over time: Self-indulgence, bitterness, and carelessness. Strong people discipline their desires, restrain their reactions, and keep their commitments.
In His own ministry, Jesus did not come to improve God’s view of man nearly so much as He came to improve man’s view of God and to plead with them to love their Heavenly Father as He has always and will always love them.
Well, the mission statement of Heart of David is that we’re a ministry of evangelism and encouragement. Evangelism meaning that I evangelize I travel on a weekly basis to churches not only churches but I find myself doing a lot more men’s events, I talk to a lot more men and I go to a lot of prisons.
The I&B Ministry, at their own convenience, can’t pick and choose content in serials. We have weird commercials with a lot of objectionable content running on TV post 11 P.M., but nothing has been done to stop them?
The Caucus I joined in 1953 had as many Boer War veterans as men who had seen active service in World War II, three from each. The Ministry appointed on 5 December 1972 was composed entirely of ex-servicemen: Lance Barnard and me.
We’ve all met a certain type of spiritual person. She’s a wonderful person. She loves the Lord. She prays and reads the Bible all the time. But all she thinks about is herself. She’s not a selfish person. But she’s always at the center of everything she’s doing.
Religion is a more or less organized way of remembering that every ministry points to a higher reality.
Ministry is pretty simple. Love people and help them.
The ministry of prayer, if it be anything worthy of the name, is a ministry of ardor, a ministry of unwearied and intense longing after God and after his holiness.
I am pleased the Ministry of Culture is protecting the morals of expatriate bankers and their girlfriends.
A ministry of power must be the fruit of a holy, peaceful, loving intimacy with the Lord.
If churches would take ownership of a vision, the next pastor who is thinking about coming to that church can see what their vision is and then determine if their vision fits with his or her ministry. If it doesn’t, then it would be wrong for that pastor to come to that church.
Our ministry is supported entirely by faith, through the missions gifts of readers who receive my messages every three weeks. We seldom mention money, and we never burden supporters.
I’m involved in quite a few ministries as a bridge builder, trying to match generous givers and donors to other ministries. Based on my past, I’m also involved in mainly the prison ministry. I go to jails and prisons and share my story, trying to give them some hope.
That’s enough, and I have a ministry as a neighbor as well. A ministry as a friend and a ministry as an aunt and a godmother, and family is very much in the circle of my vocation.
I have come to know a God who has a soft spot for rebels, who recruits people like the adulterer David, the whiner Jeremiah, the traitor Peter, and the human-rights abuser Saul of Tarsus. I have come to know a God whose Son made prodigals the heroes of his stories and the trophies of his ministry.
The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.
The murderers of the three Bytyqi brothers, New York residents who were executed by Serbian Ministry of Interior personnel in 1999, have never been prosecuted. The U.S. government cannot accept that the murderers of three of its citizens go unpunished.
Love never ends or fails. Love never ends. Everything must be based on love – the relation between two friends, my ministry, my service; the church services in every field must be based on love. Why? Because God is Love.
Can you imagine doing ministry the last five hundred years and getting away with вЂSorry, I donвЂ™t do booksвЂ™? Can you imagine doing ministry in the next five years and getting away with вЂSorry, I donвЂ™t do FacebookвЂ™?
Ministry need not be an office; it’s a lifestyle devoted to attracting the lost to Christ and encouraging other believers in the faith.
I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.
It is an unsufferable blasphemy to reject the public ministry or to say that people can become holy without sermons and Church. This involves a destruction of the Church and rebellion against ecclesiastical order; such upheavals must be warded off and punished like all other revolts.
Women–one half the human race at least–care fifty times more for a marriage than a ministry.
Many people I know who are doing truly helpful and healing ministry find their primary support from a couple of enlightened friends, and only secondarily, if at all, from the larger organizations.
God intentionally allows you to go through painful experiences to equip you for ministry to others.
The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification.
Hmm. Petty? Yes. Ineffectual? Yes. Infuriating and off-putting? Yes. Counterproductive? Yes. It’s got to be a product of the French Foreign Ministry.
When I consider my ministry, I think of the world. Anything less than that would not be worthy of Christ, nor of his will for my life.
Tim Keller’s ministry in New York City is leading a generation of seekers and skeptics toward belief in God. I thank God for him.
I’ve worked with kids in a youth ministry in California.
I have always hoped that it might be possible to conclude my ministry as I had begun it, as a parish priest, and this I believe to be the call of God.
If you aren’t serving, you’re just existing, because life is meant for ministry.
We went to church twice a week. My parents were employed in ministry; we prayed before dinner. We rollerbladed in the summer. We were allowed to watch the ‘Simpsons.’ I fought with my younger brother over Legos.
I am well aware that, if my endorsement is meaningful and helpful to Huckabee, it is because my father devoted so much of his life and ministry to cultural reform.
Imagination is a danger thus every totalitarian regime is frightened of the artist. It is the vocation of the prophet to keep alive the ministry of imagination to keep on conjouring and proposing alternative futures to the single one the king wants to urge as the only thinkable one.
The Ministry places a rather higher value on my life than yours, IвЂ™m afraid.
…Prayer is not always petition, sometimes it is just communion. It is the exquisite ministry of friendship.
I was in the ministry for some time. All my family is immersed in a black church in Memphis.
Turning the pages of scriptural history from beginning to end, we learn of the ultimate pioneer-even Jesus Christ. His birth was foretold by the prophets of old; His entry upon the stage of life was announced by an angel. His life and His ministry have transformed the world. . . . May we ever follow Him.
Don’t just throw the seed at the people! Grind it into flour, bake it into bread, and slice it for them. And it wouldn’t hurt to put a little honey on it
Throughout Jesus’ ministry, He took time away from the crowds and even His disciples to pray by Himself. Jesus modeled the importance of not only serving God with our actions but of being still and drawing close to God to renew our souls.
Never allow the cross to lose itвЂ™s centrality to the ministry of your church. I believe we ought to connect ancient truth to contemporary questions, but the ultimate source of hope for every problem we face in our lives is the cross where Jesus died.
We need a strong police force – the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Chechnya. We have to get rid of the traitors who have managed to penetrate into the law-enforcement department.
When a society is criticised by outsiders, its members wince but shrug their shoulders. ‘What you can expect from strangers?’ is the feeling. When the attack comes from within, no such indulgence is shown. ‘He was one of us,’ runs the refrain.
Social media is great because you can get information out there quick or you can use it as a ministry tool, but when you’re on it all the time and you’re not spending time with people and you’re not sitting there looking at someone in the eyes and asking, “How are you doing?” that’s when it’s out of balance.
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
I like Ministry, but I’m probably never going to make a song that sounds like Ministry.
Were you to realize the forms minute and glorious, which invisibly play their parts in service around you, there could be no monotony – only a divine rapture of gratitude for such ministry.
The greatest threat to your ministry, dear brothers, is that you lose your joy in God.
Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.
To understand this Christmas record, you have to understand our ministry.
When I was elected as president, it was prohibited for any American or NATO officer even to enter our Ministry of Defense.
Oral Roberts was a man of God and a great friend in ministry. I loved him as a brother.
Community always calls us back to solitude, and solitude always calls us to community. Community and solitude, both, are essential elements of ministry and witnessing.
Foreign Ministry guys don’t become agents. Party officials, the Foreign Ministry nerds, tend not to volunteer to Western intelligence agencies.
Transport is not a ministry the ambitious should accept: no transport minister has gone on to be prime minister.
Our public schools began as ministries of the church; now it is time to return them to the Lord.
It’s one of the greatest comforts of working in ministry: the unspoken certitude that your spouse did not marry you for your money.
The ministry of Christianity is the ministry of the Spirit. It is the Spirit of God that inhabits the words, that speaks to the spirit of another and reveals Christ in and through him.
Those who serve God in vocational ministry must learn to trust Him for their daily needs before they can encourage others to do so.
The only thing more important than ministry is being ministered to.
I am never bored in my ministry because I continually see the impact of God in people’s lives.
I don’t think religious groups should be allowed to apply for federal funds to start new ministries they have not been doing before the funding was available.
I always say to young fellows who consult me about the ministry, “Don’t be a minister if you can help it,” because if the man can help it, God never called him. But if he cannot help it, and he must preach or die, then he is the man.
Our first priority in ministry must be love. Love for His Word, love for His people, and love for His appearing.
If God is going to use us for His honor and glory, if His power is going to rest upon us, if He is going to bless our soul-winning ministry, then our lives must be places absolutely at His disposal.
Because my dad abused me, I was determined to never let a man tell me what to do. God clearly showed me that I needed to be a submissive wife if I wanted to be effective in ministry. The truth is, if we don’t learn to submit to authority, we won’t ever learn to submit to God.
The true character of ministry is a servants heart.
The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary, enjoining fidelity to the Constitution, and obedience to the ministers of Hungary.
Football is a vocation and an opportunity for ministry. But it’s not a life.
He had undoubtedly not availed himself of the ministry archives, archives that might have revealed to him that Iranian diplomats in Paris, from this, his own Foreign Ministry, had taken it upon themselves to issue Iranian passports to Jews escaping the very Holocaust they were aware of, but that he now denied.
The severest charge that can be brought against the Christian education of the Negro in the South during the last thirty years is the reckless way in which sap-headed young fellows, without ability, and, in some cases, without character, have been urged and pushed into the ministry.
REVOLUTION, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment. . . . the substitution of the rule of an Administration for that of a Ministry, whereby the welfare and happiness of the people were advanced a full half-inch.
I think there’s more women that watch me than men, but I don’t look at myself as just a minister to women. My ministry began that way, but I really feel like the Word of God is for everybody.
I’m not sure ministry can ever have the urgency it requires if it is not aware of evil, both externally and internally.
There are many different ways that people get licensed or ordained through different ministries, denominations, etc. So – but for myself, there was no formal seminary.
I am saying this with a certain sense of confidence and not arrogance. The defence ministry is being run without any middleman and in a transparent way. We have proved that defence procurement can happen without middlemen.
Propaganda is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. If the means achieves the end then the means is good… the new Ministry has no other aim than to unite the nation behind the ideal of the national revolution.
I don’t want people buying my records for this summer’s hit. I want people buying them because they’re interested in what Ministry will have to say in the future.
Obviously, defence is very sensitive and very challenging ministry.
Ministry means the ongoing attempt to put one’s own search for God, with all the moments of pain and joy, despair and hope, at the disposal of those who want to join this search but do not know how.
On the McLaughlin Report, August 26, 1990: ‘There are only two groups that are beating the drums for war in the middle East, the Israeli Defense Ministry and its amen corner in the United States.
All over the world today, not just in the totalitarian countries, assiduous functionaries in Ministries of Truth are clubbing history dumb and rendering language insensible.
You focus on the depth of your relationship [with God]; let Him determine the scope of your ministry
God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
I reached a point where – I have a real heart and concern for families and for youth, and the more I became involved in working through a ministry, the more I realized how powerful the entertainment industry was and how irresponsible it was.
In all my eleven years of itinerant ministry I cannot recall any growing church which does not encourage small groups
I know my own soul, how feeble and puny it is: I know the magnitude of this ministry, and the great difficulty of the work; for more stormy billows vex the soul of the priest than the gales which disturb the sea.
A successful woman preacher was once asked what special obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry? Not one, she answered, except the lack of a minister’s wife.
In defence, ‘Make in India’ is happening in a big way, and it is not happening without orders coming from the ministry.
Thus the Old Testament prophets, Jesus himself, and his apostles all attribute the divine power in his (Jesus) ministry not to the uniqueness of his deity, but rather to the ministry of the Holy Spirit through him.
In Ministry, we’ve only had one message: Think for yourself.
I realize that my ministry would someday come to an end. I am only one in a glorious chain of men and women God has raised up through the centuries to build Christ’s church and take the Gospel everywhere.
Over the years I’ve learned how to lock myself up in a prison of hope, knowing that God has nothing but His best planned for me. He promised me things concerning my ministry and my life.
The stairway to the ministry is not a grand staircase but a back stairwell that leads down to the servantsвЂ™ quarters.
Let every preacher take note: Amid the frustrations and hardships of ministry, the most Christ-like thing is to stay focused on your calling, give thanks to God, and go on preaching the Gospel.
Leaders goal: Avoid building around only ONE person’s ministry gifting. Longevity is in a team, not an individual!
I have but one passion – it is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ.
The dead cannot speak. But hitherto unknown information has emerged from the confidential archives of the Syrian presidency and foreign ministry, published in a new book by Bouthaina Shaaban, who spent ten years as Hafez’s interpreter and is still an adviser to his son Bashar.
I would like to remind the black ministry and indeed all black people that God is not in the habit of coming down from heaven to solve people’s problems on earth.
Starbucks has kept me in the ministry.
I have already applied to the Home Ministry for security. So far, I have got nothing. For security, I am staying underground.
Ministry in no way is a privilege…it is the core of the Christian life. No Christian is a Christian without being a minister.
The intellectual finds it reassuring to say that the businessman gets his money by luck; or monopoly, or exploitation, or dishonesty, or what have you. As a matter of fact, the truly dishonest man will last longer in college -teaching or the ministry than he will in the business world.
I’ve done admin work, preaching and teaching, youth ministry, marital counseling, etc.
Do not waste your time on light, weak, milkВtoast ministries and books
I think there is a diplomatic stance that would fit me and I will stick to my own style, while also seeking assistance from the Foreign Ministry.
I’d like to say from the beginning that the 12 years I’ve been coming here, I’ve met unfailing courtesy and cooperation, courtesy from your people and cooperation from the Ministry of Information.
Can’t you see the angel imprisoned in the block of stone trying to get out? I am trying to free him
I came to know God when I was 12, started working in the ministry when I was 13, working in the slum area, living among the poor, loving it, and having this belief that to love the poor I needed to be poor.
Protestants in France are under intolerable despotism. Although open persecution does not now exist, yet it depends upon the whim of the king, queen, parliament, or any of the ministry.
Iraqis don’t trust one another, parties and ministries are run by sects and not by functionaries.
Both strength of mind and body are necessary, strengths which in the last few months have deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me.
If you give it to God, He transforms your test into a testimony, your mess into a message, and your misery into a ministry.
God gives me the children’s ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It’s awesome. I don’t know where He’s gonna take it – but God is building this thing.
But God is the God of our yesterdays, and He allows the memory of them to turn the past into a ministry of spiritual growth for our future. God reminds us of the past to protect us from a very shallow security in the present.
Journalists go to press briefings at the Ministry of Defense in London or the Pentagon in Washington, and no critical questions are posed at all. It’s just a news-gathering operation, and the fact that the news is being given by governments who are waging war doesn’t seem to worry many journalists too much.
Our weaknesses are not as negative as we may believe. They make us rely upon God’s grace and power for greater Christlikeness and ministry.
I encounter thousands of people, millions of people, over the course of ministry, but there’s been a handful of people that I knew was like, this was direct assignment.
I went to work for the Civil Service. I’d wanted to work for the Ministry of Defence because I had some far-fetched idea that it had something to do with the Avengers, but I ended up in Social Security.
Hollywood in many ways serves as the unofficial ministry of propaganda for the United States.
How myopic it is to view His ministry as all crucifixion and no resurrection!
Ministry is being one of theses sent out ones, a labourer of love.
I think a pastor used to be viewed as the one-stop ministry shop. The pastor served on every committee, volunteered at every event, and made all the hospital visits. I think that is changing and I think that is healthy. Both for the pastor and the congregation.
I have sometimes called this ‘double listening’. Listening to the voice of God in Scripture, and listening to the voices of the modern world, with all their cries of anger, pain and despair.
Anything you can do that connects believers with one another engages the church to go the next level, which keeps the pastor from being burnt out, which therefore keeps him in the ministry.
The first word Jesus used in His earthly ministry was repent. Repent means to change the way you’ve been conditioned to think, and I believe that is the only way we are going to see the impact of the original concepts and idea of God.
I really see the vocation of politics like I see every vocation – whether it’s being a reporter or serving in public life or being a plumber – as an extension of ministry.
We have full disclosure in transparency of our audited, our financial audits. It’s on our Web site. It is, I think 16 or 20- something pages, which most public companies or private companies and most ministries don’t disclose. So we have always operated with financial integrity and full transparency.
Let’s get with it, guys: You don’t need to hear a Ministry song to get political. You should be political on your own. We’re just a side project to society. So do I care what people think about me personally? No. I just do what I do.
The message of Jesus is summed up partly in the Sermon on the Mount, and partly when he begins his ministry and quotes the passage from Isaiah: ‘I have come to set free the prisoners and restore sight to the blind.’ And certainly, his mission is also to bring hope. It was to heal people, to befriend the outcast.
Too often, however, the church professes its faith but is unsure how to practice it. Even some of my seminary students come to theology classes somewhat reluctantly, assuming that doctrine is neither practical nor relevant to their future ministry.
I recognize that every role I play, I’m not going to play someone that has a ministry or that is a Christian, and I don’t think that’s what God has called me to do. The gift and talent that He’s given me as an actor, director, producer is to entertain, sometimes to inform, most times to inspire.
The task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish, and evoke a consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and perception of the dominant culture around us.
The State has but one face for me: that of the police. To my eyes, all of the State’s ministries have this single face, and I cannot imagine the ministry of culture other than as the police of culture, with its prefect and commissioners.
There will come a time when the Ministry of Health is the only Ministry we can afford to have and we still won’t be able to afford the Ministry of Health
If we feel that our ministry has come to an end in one place, then it seems reasonable to move on.
Ministry is simply about loving the person in front of you.
. . . every preacher who does not make prayer a mighty factor in his own life and ministry is weak as a factor in God’s work and is powerless to project God’s cause in this world.
The life-giving preacher is a man of God, whose heart is ever athirst for God, whose soul is ever following hard after God, whose eye is single to God, and in whom by the power of God’s Spirit the flesh and the world have been crucified, and his ministry is like the generous flood of a life-giving river.
I received a letter from the Reich Ministry of Sports. They want me to split from Joe Jacobs, my manager since 1928…. I really need Joe Jacobs. I owe all my success in America to him.
Mexico’s government has made a strong commitment to boosting the country’s competitiveness in global trade, and the Ministry of Economy recognizes that trade facilitation is a key element in achieving this objective.
Many men go into the ministry not only for the power trip involved, but also so that they will never have to be interrupted or contradicted.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation should strongly recommend to the cabinet that Jet Airways should be merged with Air India, not only to ensure air services are not restricted but also to enable Air India to recover its former premier position.
Governments everywhere have ministries dedicated to women’s affairs. I know of only one with a Ministry for Women Empowerment: Indonesia. Charged with the ‘realization of gender equality and justice’ together with children’s well-being, the ministry frames gender equality as a matter of justice.
I define ministry as what you’ve went through. I believe it takes somebody to go through something to be able to minister to something.
The pastor who cares about the spiritual growth of his people must make God and His Word the centerpiece of his ministry.
I was a fool!” Percy roared, so loudly that Lupin nearly dropped his photograph. “I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I was a – a -” “Ministry-loving, family-disowning, power-hungry moron,” said Fred. Percy swallowed. “Yes, I was!” “Well, you can’t say fairer than that,” said Fred, holding out his hand to Percy.
Whatever call a man may pretend to have, if he has not been called to holiness, he certainly has not been called to the ministry.
The music is the message, the message is the music. So that’s my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me – a little ministry called love and happiness.
I’m continuing to do what I have always done, which is minister to people with the ultimate goal of fulfilling God’s plans for my life and ministry.
If missions languish, it is because the whole life of godliness is feeble. The command to go everywhere and preach to everybody is not obeyed until the will is lost by self-surrender in the will of God. Living, praying, giving and going will always be found together.
In ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four,’ protagonist Winston Smith works at a propaganda department for the state called the ‘Ministry of Truth,’ where inconvenient news can be discarded down a ‘memory hole.’ Orwell was fixated on the idea that under certain governments, the past can be altered or documents rewritten.