Tim Keller has said that “an idol is usually a very good thing that we make into an ultimate thing.” This can certainly be said of those who make an idol of ministry. Ministry is good. Every church member is called to minister. We are
One of Jesus’ most famous ministry encounters was with the rich young ruler, recorded in all three Synoptic Gospels. The ruler came to him asking what he must do to earn eternal life. Jesus showed him the futility of trying to earn life and, at
Have you ever felt completely inadequate for a task to which God has called you—as if you are the least qualified person in the world and anyone can do a better job than you? Has it stopped you from engaging in ministry? Do you shy
Jesus frequently taught about the need for servanthood in his kingdom. In Matthew 20, he once again instructed his disciples about what true servanthood looks like, and pointed to his own life and ministry as the ultimate servant.