Intro: Paul often uses the metaphor of a builder or the construction of a building in reference to his ministry. His desire was to have a ministry of construction not destruction. How should we minister with this same goal in mind?

 

  • A ministry of construction is a ministry of dependence (12:19)
    1. Upon the Lord
    2. Upon the Word
  • A ministry of construction is a ministry of concern (12:20-13:2)
    1. For unity
    2. For integrity
  • A ministry of construction is a ministry of remembrance (13:3-4)
    1. What Christ has done
    2. What Christ is doing
    3. What we are to do
  • A ministry of construction is a ministry of prayer (13:5-9)
    1. For faithfulness
    2. For maturity
  • A ministry of construction is a ministry of encouragement (13:10)
    1. In forgiveness
    2. In fellowship

Conclusion: Who are we building up in our ministries both as a church and as individuals?