What I'd Learned in Psalm 41 Ministry
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
Psalm 41: 1 - 13
How blessed is he who considers the helpless ; the Lord will deliver him in the day of trouble : The Lord will protect him and keep him alive. and he shall be called blessed upon the earth. and do not give him over to the desire of enemies. the Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed and in his illness . he will restore him to health
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; ...
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.