Marks of a God Given Ministry, Part 3

References: Colossians 1

The strategy of Paul's ministry was first to make Christ known and then to make God's people fully mature. We learn of four groups of people in Paul's day who were not making Christ fully known: 1) Those who commend themselves 2) Those who tickle the ears of people, a ministry by consensus 3) Those who preached out of envy and rivalry 4) Those who preached for proft. The challenge of Paul's authentic ministry is relevant to today.

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