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Intermediate Internship (Part 1)

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1. The Heart of Ministry

What do the following scriptures tell you about the heart?
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Luke 10:27 KJV 1900
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
The heart is the center of man’s being.
Loving God is the primary motivation for ministry.
It is is the foundation.
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Luke
1 Kings 19:19–21 KJV 1900
19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him. 20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee? 21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.
1 Kings 19:
What do these
What was the significance of the mantle?
It represented his call into ministry
It was God’s way of choosing him
What did Elisha do?
He left his oxen
He said goodbye to his family
He left his occupation
He rose up and followed Elijah

Developing The Right Heart

Developing The Right Heart
What are the
What are the traits of a thirsty heart?
The thirsty heart is one that God can pour his Spirit on and through.
A thirsty heart protects us from unhealthy motivations.
A thirsty heart keeps our direction focused on God and his will.
Why does a minister need a thirsty heart?
A thirsty heart gives us the right perspective
A thirty heart help us know what agenda to pursue
What were the choices the Apostles had in Acts 4:19-20?
They had to consider listening and following God or man.
He challenged the leaders to make to make this the basis of their judgment
God or man
List the four steps to developing a thirsty heart.
Thoughts
Our need of God-
We must be fully aware of our need of God. We
We must be fully aware of our need of God. We must know that we cannot live without him. We must take time to develop an intimacy with God that is reflective of our deep need for him.
must know that we cannot live without him. We must take time to
develop an intamacy with God that is reflective of our deep need for
him.
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2. Separation -
Like Elisha, we to need to be fully commited to the call of God upon our life. We must recognize that his plan will not alway be our own and be willing to abandon our agenda to follow his.
of God upon our life. We must recognize that his plan will not alway be our own and be willing to abandon our agenda to follow his.

2. The Task of Ministry

3. Communication-
We do this in worship, devotion, and prayer. This activity is essensial because it forms the foundation from which ministry is birthed. The strength of of ministry for God is our communicating with God.
Communicate our heart to God regularly- We do this in worship, devotion, and prayer. This activity is essensial because it forms the foundation from which ministry is birthed. The strength of of ministry for God is our communicating with God.
this in worship, devotion, and prayer. This activity is essensial because it forms the foundation from which ministry is birthed.
4. Pursuit-
We must make the pursuit of God the priority of our life.
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Revelation 2:1–4 KJV 1900
1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
To whom was the writer speaking?
The angel of of the church was the pastor or leader to whom authority was given. The church will never be effective unles the leader is close to God. That pursuit must never be crowded out by activity. The one activity that is foundational to ministry is the pursuit of God himself. Our desire for God must endure.
2. The Task of Ministry
The angel of of the church was the pastor or leader to whom authority was given. The church will never be effective unles the leader is close to God. That pursuit must never be crowded out by activity. The one activity that is foundational to ministry is the pursuit of God himself. Our desire for God must endure.

2. The Task of Ministry

That pursuit must never be crowded out by activity.
The church will never be effective unles the leader is close to God. That pursuit must never be crowded out by activity. The one activity that is foundational to ministry is the pursuit of God himself. Our desire for God must endure.
The church will never be effective unles the leader is close to God.
That pursuit must never be crowded out by activity.
The one activity that is foundational to ministry is the pursuit of God himself. Our desire for God must endure.
The one activity that is foundational to ministry is the pursuit of God himself. Our desire for God must endure.
The one activity that is foundational to ministry is the pursuit of God himself. Our desire for God must endure.
The one activity that is foundational to ministry is the pursuit of God himself.
Our desire for God must endure.
Why must a minister maintain a repentent heart?
There will aways be challenges in ministry. A repentant heart recognizes and constantly evaluates ones action. It is neccesary for the achievement of life-change. There are numerous temptations that the ministrer will face. They come primarily as a diversion from the primary calling.

2. The Task of Ministry

How do we maintain a Repentant Heart?
Returning to our central need of God
Maintain a sense of unworthiness and a need for God’s righteousness.
Guard against pride. We will never be rid of ourselves. We must continue to recognize our unworthiness in light of God’s righteousness.
A repentant heart is an honest heart. It is a heart that soberly assesses oneself with the only measure that counts. -The Righteousness of God.

A Teachable Heart

In what way does a teachable heart reflects a humble spirit?
A teachable heart is a humble heart
In what way did Peter show a teachable spirit?
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Acts 10:9–23 KJV 1900
9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: 10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, 11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. 16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. 17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate, 18 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there. 19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them. 21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come? 22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee. 23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.
Acts 10:9-
A teachable heart comes from a desire to learn.
What happens when we stop learning?
We will soon becomes unteachable
What will block a teachable heart?
Fear
Insecurity

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2. The Task of Ministry

3. The Nature of Ministry

4. The Life of Ministry

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