Family the Title of this Message is, “The Work of The Ministry” Our Foundational Scripture will be found in the Book of Ephesians Chapter 4 and beginning at verse 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:”
For sure beyond the shadow of a doubt this is a Huge Breakthrough Message for our Church and the growth we are about to experience moving forward. I’m very excited about what our Father is doing in this place. You my Special Friend, are in the right place & at the right time. Every person who came through here in time past, plowed the ground and prepared the soil for the cultivation of the ground, fertilization of the soil in our hearts, planting of the incorruptible, indestructible, ever living seed of the Word of God, and the Manifestation of a Harvest in the Kingdom of our God, that clearly resides in our hearts and minds.
Every one of you have been given to this Body as a Gift. There’s not a soul here that cannot be saved and redeemed and set free from every hindrance in the past to overcome and be a witness of the Great Power of God working in their personal life.
No one left behind, every single man, woman, and child is Born to Win… IN CHRIST!!!!
2 Peter 3:9, “9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
Some of you are gifted in hospitality and greeting others with love, acceptance, and sincerity while others are gifted to encourage others, some are gifted in administration, and in the prophetic, meaning they love to expound on the Scriptures. While it may be true they sometimes can be a bit overbearing or share things that others are not real interested in the detail of, they still have a powerful gift of exhortation.
We not only believe in all the Gifts of The Holy Spirit, we desire for God’s Holy Spirit to manifest what the Apostle Paul wrote in the Book of 1 Corinthians 12:11, “ 11 but all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.”
So for clarity, let’s look at the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, found in I Corinthians 12 beginning at verse 1, “12 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 but all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 and those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 25 that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? 30 have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.”
The GIFTS of THE HOLY SPIRIT equal 9 Gifts in 3-Categories:
3-Gifts of Power (Faith, Miracles, & Healing), 3-Gifts of Revelation (Wisdom, Knowledge, & Discerning of Spirits), & 3-Gifts of Utterance (Prophecy, Tongues, & Interpreting Tongues)
“The Work of The Ministry”
We also call these gifts of JESUS and He gives these gifts to men & women, in the 5 fold ministry to equip the saints to do the work of the Ministry.
As your pastor my role is to equip you, Keith & Carolyn’s role-- is to equip you. Pastors: 1st Lady Jan, Roger & Janie Martinez, Paul Olivarez, Roger & Rosie Alwell, & Francis Santarose, are gifts to you, given by Jesus to equip you to do ministry…
Now: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers equip the Saints to do the work of the Ministry…
My role is to equip you and to spot the gifts you have to do the work of the Ministry.
Your role is to make yourself available…
We have COOL School, COOL Recovery, Super COOL Church, Worship & Word, COOL Prison Ministry…
“Jesus gave Gifts to Equip” & “Equipping The Saints” & now, “The Work of The Ministry”
Now remember 2 Timothy 2:1-5, “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.”
Our role is teach to teach to teach til every man and woman is taught.
God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called…
“Equipping The Saints”
We have seen 1st hand, the Way the Lord provides opportunity for the people of God to find a place to serve in the Kingdom here at COOL Church, that had previously been wounded in other places and or not ever given an opportunity to serve.
However now, it’s time to go to the Next Level…
Our Role, together is found in Matthew 28:18-20, “ 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Now let’s look at Luke 10:18-20, “18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
I have a role in all of this and my role as the pastor of this Church is to equip others for the work of the Ministry.
Your role is to fulfill the Assignment and be readily available. To make yourself available.
I’m not supposed to do everything. I need to accept my proper role in this Church and to equip you for the work of the ministry.
Our Role together is to make Disciples for the Lord. To go and tell…
Ephesians 3:14-20, “ 14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”
COOL Church we have entered into an agreement with a proven plan to reach the lost, right outside these 4-walls. The Program is called, 24 to Double. Our work is cut out for us and is all about the 5-Fold Ministry.
One of our major goals in this is to reach out and recruit new volunteers, in order to convert visitors into volunteers. This will represent growth from the inside out!
Coming soon will be the use of a Questionnaire to find out people’s Spiritual Gifts to Passion & Position.
We're going to develop 7 Teams for Effectiveness and they're gonna be a combination of 7 spiritual gifts from the Word of God.
Team 1: administrators & motivators
Team2: prophesy and prayer focus
Team 3: gifts of mercy & making peace
Team 4: gift of encouragement & encouraging the people
Team 5: gifts of teaching, which will represent great trainers and encouragement for the people to read The Bible for themselves.
Team 6: helps & services. they will solve problems and just flat out get things done.
Team 7: gift of giving! these people are the ones that live to give: money and time, they are motivators of others to give and financially support the work of the ministry, in which all must take part.
The 3rd system that we will implement will be fanatical follow up this group will focus on following up with new visitors…
For every visitor that comes to this church our goal is to have them come 3 times in a row. we will miss 100% of every shot we fail to take. we must stay connected..
Step by step, the whole church membership will double…we are going to have monthly meetings either on a Sunday after church or Wednesday during church…Most likely mix and match…
The development of Teams, will include:
Team 1: outreach team
Team 2: wow
Team 3: shock and awe
Team 4: worship
Team 5: follow up
Team 6: children
Team 7: small groups
The questionnaire will help people discover their passionate volunteer positions…
Did You Get Something Good Today?
I believe you did!
Who wants to make the decision to give their heart to Jesus The Christ for real! With no more reservations and no holding back, you are ready to truly become born-again?
Also, who in this place today is ready to rededicate their life to Christ and repent for your inconsistency. You are ready to fulfill the call of God on your life and come on with it!
Come on up to this Altar! There’s room at the Cross for you!
Let’s pray! Here’s your blessing!
The LORD bless you, and keep you: The LORD make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: The LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give thee peace.