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Genuine Ministry

"Genuine Ministry with Words and Deeds"

Good morning, Ekklesia family. Today, let's focus on what it means to have a genuine ministry, both in our words and our deeds. As a "Called-Out" family of believers reflecting the image of Christ Jesus, our mission is to live out our faith authentically, impacting those around us for the Kingdom of God.

Let’s reflect on James 1:22 (NLT):

> "But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves."

James emphasizes the importance of not just hearing the Word but putting it into practice. Genuine ministry requires us to align our actions with our words, demonstrating our faith through tangible deeds.

1. Living Out the Word

Our actions should reflect the teachings of Jesus. In Matthew 5:16 (NLT), Jesus says:

> "In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father."

Consider how you can let your light shine in your community. Whether it’s through acts of kindness, volunteering, or simply being a listening ear, your deeds can draw others to Christ.

2. Speaking Life and Truth

Our words have power. Proverbs 18:21 (NLT) tells us:

> "The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences."

Use your words to encourage, uplift, and share the Gospel. Be intentional about speaking life into the situations and lives of those around you.

3. Consistency in Words and Deeds

Authentic ministry means being consistent. 1 John 3:18 (NLT) reminds us:

"Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions."

Reflect on areas where your actions might not align with your words. Ask God to help you be consistent in demonstrating His love through both what you say and what you do.

Ekklesia's Vision and Purpose

As we strive to live out our mission at Ekklesia Christian Life Ministries, let us remember our vision: to be a "Called-Out" family of believers reflecting the image of Christ Jesus. Our purpose is clear: to exalt the Savior, equip the saints, evangelize the lost, extend the love of Christ, and be the example of a Christ-led life.

Let us embrace genuine ministry by aligning our words and deeds with the teachings of Jesus. By living out the Word, speaking life and truth, and being consistent in our faith, we can make a lasting impact for the Kingdom of God.

Let’s pray for strength, wisdom, and courage to embody genuine ministry in our daily lives.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the privilege of serving You. Help us to live out Your Word in both our actions and our speech. May our lives reflect Your love and truth, drawing others to You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

LoveUmorethanUknow Pastor Stephän Kirby


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