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Not My Job Man & Not My Problem!

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Accountability to Christ being the stewards of the mysteries of God

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Not My Job Man & Not My Problem!

1 Corinthians 4:1–5 AV
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
1Corinthians 4:1-5
1Corinthians 4:1-5
1 Corinthians 4:1–5 HCSB
A person should consider us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of God’s mysteries. In this regard, it is expected of managers that each one of them be found faithful. It is of little importance to me that I should be evaluated by you or by any human court. In fact, I don’t even evaluate myself. For I am not conscious of anything against myself, but I am not justified by this. The One who evaluates me is the Lord. Therefore don’t judge anything prematurely, before the Lord comes, who will both bring to light what is hidden in darkness and reveal the intentions of the hearts. And then praise will come to each one from God.

How do you view your self?

1 Corinthians 4:1 NKJV
Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Corinthians 4:1 HCSB
A person should consider us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of God’s mysteries.
1Corinthians
Every believer is a minister of Christ!

What is your life preaching to other around you?

Matthew 13:51–52 NKJV
Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”
Matthew 13:
There come a Devine responsibility and service to our Lord.
Mysteries of God—The Word of God
“Paul viewed himself as a servant-leader with a sacred trust
1Corinthians 4:1
Excerpt From: John C. Maxwell. “NKJV, Maxwell Leadership Bible, eBook.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/nkjv-maxwell-leadership-bible-ebook/id607554426?mt=11

Be Found Faithful

to which he needed to stay faithful
1 Corinthians 4:2 AV
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
1Corinthians 4:2
Excerpt From: John C. Maxwell. “NKJV, Maxwell Leadership Bible, eBook.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/nkjv-maxwell-leadership-bible-ebook/id607554426?mt=11

Three Courts in which we all appear

1 Corinthians 4:3–4 KJV 1900
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
1 Corinthians 4:
1 Corinthians 4:3–4 HCSB
It is of little importance to me that I should be evaluated by you or by any human court. In fact, I don’t even evaluate myself. For I am not conscious of anything against myself, but I am not justified by this. The One who evaluates me is the Lord.
1Corinthians 4:3-4

Lower Court of the Opinions of Others

Higher Court of one’s own conscience

Supreme Court of the Lord- bema or Judgment seat of Christ

Don’t rush to Judgment

Judge Nothing Prematurely

1Corinthians
1 Corinthians 4:5 AV
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
1Corinthians
1 Corinthians 4:5 HCSB
Therefore don’t judge anything prematurely, before the Lord comes, who will both bring to light what is hidden in darkness and reveal the intentions of the hearts. And then praise will come to each one from God.
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