Purpose Driven Plus One: Ministry

Purpose Driven Plus One: Ministry Sermon Audio Here

Matthew 5:43-48; Leviticus 19:9-18

From Rick Warren’s message on Ministry~ Priscilla Presley, wife of famed singer Elvis Presley, said this in an interview: “Elvis never came to terms with who or what he was meant to be or what his purpose in life was. He thought he was here for a reason; maybe to preach, or to save, or to serve and care for people, and that agonizing desire was always in him… and he knew he wasn’t fulfilling it. So he’d go on stage and he wouldn’t have to think about it. Elvis hadn’t a clue about where to begin to look. In a sense, he was lost.” Elvis was successful, but not fulfilled.

Be A Person On Purpose:

See Kingdom Standards ~ Matthew 5:43-47
This is Jesus’ teaching pattern for the Kingdom in the Sermon on the Mount

  • 43 Level of Law (entry level: the bare minimum)
  • 44/45 Goal of Godliness (achievement unlocked!)
  • 46/47 Practice of Piety (how do we get there?)

Live Kingdom Concepts ~ Leviticus 19:9-18

  • 9/10 more than just “feed the poor” PLAN to help others
  • 11/12 reminders: section doesn’t replace 10 Commandments; it’s a COMMENTARY on the Commandments; You are now reading the Law- more complex than you thought
  • 13 “Do Not Cheat or Swindle”
  • 14 “Do Not Taunt”
  • 15 “Be Fair to ALL” (don’t pander to the poor, or revere the rich)
  • 16 “Do Not Slander or Endanger”
  • 17 “Do Not Hate; Reason Rightly”
  • 18 “Release Revenge”; Love Like Your Life Depended On It

Matthew 5:48: “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” This is the Completion of Christlikeness.

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