SECRETS OF SUCCESS IN MINISTRY
Text : 2 Timothy 2: 3-6
“Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.
And athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules.
And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor.”
HERE ARE THE SECRETS:
1.Like a soldier, don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian (worldly) life.
2. Like an athlete, follow the Lord’s rules for doing his work.
3. Like a farmer, work hard, expecting a good pay (the fruits, rewards, wages of your labour).
CHARACTER OF A SOLDIER
* Dead to self
* his back on the wall
* loyalty to national (Kingdom) cause
* deadly commitment
* no personal ambition
* if I perish I perish
* sold out to instructions
* no mind of his own
*a separated (concecrated) life
CHARACTER OF AN ATLETHE
*sold out to the rules (ethics) of the game
*no to pleasures and cravings
*plays by the rules
*total submission to the Coach
CHARACTER OF A FARMER
*baptism of labour
*patient for harvest
*understanding of times and seasons
May these realities stir up something strong and profitable in you…for greater results, impact and influence in your life and Ministry…in the mighty name of Jesus!