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Front Line Ministry
Matthew 25:31-46
The Pulpit is one of the primary faces of ministry, but it is
not the only face of ministry.
-The purpose of the pulpit is to pull people out of the
pit.
-WE PULL PEOPLE OUT OF THE PIT BY DOING
MINISTRY (MEETING THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE)!
Front Line Ministry
Matthew 25:31-46
(1.)Matthew 25:31-33
On the final day of judgment, God’s going to separate
people (the sheep from the goats).
-sheep: true believers of Jesus Christ
-goats: pretenders and unbelievers
As a Christian, it is always tempting to try and separate
and distinguish true followers of Christ from unbelievers
in the church.
-We must leave God’s job to him and allow him to do
the separating because he knows the heart of man.
Front Line Ministry
Matthew 25:31-46
Sheep Characteristics:
(2.)Matthew 25:34-40
The sheep do the following:
-Feed the hungry
-Give water to the thirsty
-Take in strangers
-Clothe the naked
-Visit the sick
-Visit the imprisoned
*Sheep don’t just have a private, individual spirituality.
*The spirituality of the sheep motivates them to meet the
needs of hurting people.
Front Line Ministry
Matthew 25:31-46
Sheep Characteristics:
(3.)Matthew 25:40 “…….In as much as ye have done it
unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done
it unto me.”
-God’s sheep treats everybody the same way they
would treat Jesus in physical presence.
Goat Characteristics:
(4.)Matthew 25:41-44
-Goats look over the following:
-hungry, thirsty, strangers, naked, sick, and imprisoned
Front Line Ministry
Matthew 25:31-46
Goat Characteristics:
(5.)Matthew 25:41-44
-Goats are bias and show partiality.
-Goats don’t treat everyone as they would treat Jesus
in physical presence.
(6.)Matthew 25:31-46 fulfills the ministry portion of the
NRS vision (P154).
-Our vertical relationship with God ought to drive us to
meat the horizontal needs of mankind.
-THIS IS THE REASON FOR “OPERATION EAST!”
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