A must read for anyone even considering the pursuit of a life of participating at any level in the ministry of the gospel. Let the truth of chapter three; “In ministry people are more important than policy” become your personal benchmark. And don’t skim over any page or you may miss the fullness in the explanation of the power behind the words of chapter five; “Growth in ministry is measured by what is given not what is acquired.” And when you’ve settled the issue as to whether or not the ministry is for you, read the words of chapter 9 at least three times, before you read them the fourth time, out loud. Now you’re ready for the remaining 68 irrefutable truths of ministry.
The Reality of Ministry
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. we are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body (2 Corinthians 4:7-11).
An irrefutable truth is rooted in God’s Word which is true for all people, all the time, and in all situations.
A myth is true only some of the time, for some people and in some situations.
Ministry myths abound. Ministry rooted in God’s truth is a precious treasure.