Current World Population

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Top 20 Largest Countries by Population (live)
1China1,408,836,664
2India1,295,605,562
3U.S.A.323,690,641
4Indonesia258,254,399
5Brazil205,106,413
6Pakistan190,691,476

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New Testament Commands

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1,050 New Testament Commands

There are 1,050 commands in the New Testament for Christians to obey. Due to repetitions we can classify them under 69 headings. They cover every phase of man’s life in his relationship to God and his fellowmen, now and hereafter. If obeyed, they will bring rich rewards here and forever; if disobeyed, they will bring condemnation and eternal punishment.

Seven “Abstains” – Abstain from :

  1. Idols (ACTS 15:20)
  2. Fornication (ACTS 15:20,29; 1 THESSALONIANS 4:2-3)
  3. Strangled meats (ACTS 15:20)
  4. Eating blood (ACTS 15:20)
  5. Meats offered to idols (ACTS 15:29)
  6. All appearance of evil (1 THESSALONIANS 5:22)
  7. Fleshly lusts (1 PETER 2:11)

Seven Things to Avoid:

  1. Troublemakers (ROMANS 16:17)
  2. Profane and vain babblings (1 TIMOTHY 6:20)
  3. False science (1 TIMOTHY 6:20)
  4. Unlearned questions (

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What is Ministry?

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Welcome back to our mini-series on Ministry, where we seek answers to 3 important questions. First, Who is in the ministry? As the Bible teaches (and as we were reminded last week) we’re all in the full-time ministry.

Today we ask What is ministry? Can we define it? If we’re unable to see clearly to a biblical definition, then we don’t truly understand. Can you define ministry (concisely)?

What is Ministry?

Unfortunately, the meaning of “ministry” has been obscured by well-meaning Bible translators.

Words and meanings
Time for some etymology. There’s a N.T. Greek word, diakonia. It means service. One who serves (a servant) is a diakonos. You will notice that the English word deacon is essentially a transliteration of diakonos — not a translation. When the N.T. was translated into Latin, diakonos became diaconus in some passages (Phil 1:1; 1 Tim 3:8) — transliteration. Yet in other…

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Who’s in the Ministry?

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The final study in the current series is Ministry. What is ministry? Who‘s in it? How is it different from other work? Why focus here? We’re seeking the biblical perspective.

Ministry can refer to political as well as to religious work. For example, the prime minister isn’t an archbishop, but the head of government, at least in many countries. During the nine years I lived in the U.K., I’d sometimes fail to be clear. When learning that I was “in the ministry,” people would ask, “Which department?” (Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Defence, etc). Well, since I’m an American, obviously I wasn’t serving in the British government, yet I was serving on staff for the church we planted in London back in 1982. We were evangelists, interns, and women’s ministry leaders.

Now before we get any deeper into our study, let me be clear from the outset: We deeply need…

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