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How do you cut it straight?

#1 - Right EFFORT - (Be diligent... as a workman)

#2 - Right MOTIVE - (...to present yourself approved to God...)

#3 - Right ETHIC - (...who does not need to be ashamed...)

#4 - Right SKILL - (...handling accurately the word of truth...)

#5 - Right GOAL - (...strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus... Remember Jesus Christ... all things for the sake of those chosen...)

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1 Timothy 4 - A Successful Ministry

SUCCESSFUL MINISTRY DEPENDS ON ONE THING:  FAITHFULNESS 
#1 - Motivation for Ministry  
Ask yourself: Does it Please Him?

#2 - Measure of your Ministry
Ask yourself: What does Jesus Want?

#3 - Mindset of your Ministry
Ask yourself: What allowed Paul to keep going?   4 Key Facets to Facing Challenges
1) What am I Relying Upon? Your own strength or v17-The Lord's strength.
2) What are you Resting In? Your own control or v17-God's sovereignty.
3) What are you Remembering? Worley thoughts like: "Everything will be ok" or v18-"The Lord will bring me safely into His kingdom."
4) What do you Rejoice for? Self promotion or v18-God's glory.

Conclusion:
Are you denying the enemy of faithfulness? (Pleasure)
Are you guarding the friend of faithfulness? (The Word Entrusted to you)

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Direction Signs

2 Timothy 3:14-15

New Year Tuneup

Michael Rosario

12/30/12

1-Battles to be THEOLOGICALLY grounded, v. 14a

2-Seeks to be LED by faithful DISCIPLERS, v. 14b-15a

3-Depends upon the LIFE-CHANGING Word, v. 15b

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