Highland Avenue Community Church of the Nazarene in Rancho Cucamonga, California

Finding Yourself In Ministry



Pastor John Watkin

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We continue in our current series, “A New Look At Purpose.” In a message entitled, “Finding Yourself In Ministry,” we will look at the Purpose of Ministry.

In Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) Paul writes,

“We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

God created us to do good works. The word in the Bible for good works is called ministry. Ministry doesn’t mean something only a pastor does. The Bible says all of us are called to ministry.

We take a new look at ministry by highlighting the seven life principles that Jesus lifts up in His Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25.

In the original setting, a talent was a measurement of money. However, this parable is easily expanded to teach us some essential things about ministry and the essential role it plays in bringing purpose and meaning to our lives.


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