This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday morning, May 20, 2007.
What do we do when the path seems overwhelming? Every child of God is called to ministry. Therefore we must look to Jesus for instruction on how to faithfully deliver authentic gospel ministry.
Two principles of authentic gospel ministry.
- An authentic gospel ministry refuses to be pressured by the crowd, neither do past successes sidetrack the primary mission (vs. 7-12). Jesus healed many, but there were many He did not heal. Jesus’ primary mission was to save the lost. The church must meet the physical needs of those who are hurting, but we must never neglect the main task of preaching the gospel of grace found only in Jesus Christ alone.
- How do we respond to this pressure? An authentic gospel ministry also recognizes the need for rest (v. 13), renewal (vs. 14,15) , and reinforcements (Luke 6:12,13).