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Wrapping up our series: The Works of the Ministry

Our foundational scriptures: Luke 4.1-22; Ephesians 4.12

In Luke 4.1-22, we see Jesus return from the desert, go to his synagogue, read from the scroll Isaiah (today known as chapter 61.1-2a), then tell those present this prophecy has been fulfilled in their hearing. This is why Jesus came to the Earth. This is the work of ministry.

Luke 4.18-19: specifics

  • Anointed by God with the Spirit of God upon him
  • Preach the good news to the poor
  • Proclaim liberty to the captive
  • Recovery of sight to the blind
  • Set at liberty those who are oppressed
  • Proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

These are the works of the ministry Paul mentions in Ephesians 4.12; saying the saints would do this.

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Chapter 1 from “Reasonable Service”
See link to publisher on Books tab.

I wrote this question as a paper once. It seemed reasonable to me to ask ministers of the gospel what they thought was reasonable service, and I approached the question that way: what should be considered reasonable service for those who are called to or wanted to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ.  After my research, I came up with a paper I thought really touched on and spoke to the subject. I received a good grade and compliment for my paper. I was satisfied with the work I did then.

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