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Sustaining a Lifetime of Ministry

If Jesus offered to tell you “secrets of the kingdom of heaven” for your ministry, would you listen?
Many ministry leaders face great discouragement. It may be problems in their ministry or church. It may be the growing evil in our world that flourishes while gospel fruit languishes. Or maybe it’s the mixed results of their ministries. To sustain a lifetime of service to Jesus Christ, we need God’s perspective. In this module, Pastor Colin Smith draws from Jesus’ Kingdom Parables in Matthew 13 to share foundational truth about what ministry in Christ’s kingdom is like. This is essential teaching for any gospel worker who wants to persevere in ministry over the long haul.

Expectations (The Parable of the Sower)

Having the right expectations about something can mean the difference between frustration and perseverance. In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus shares truth that will shape our expectations for ministry. Join Pastor Colin as he walks through this parable and shares practical wisdom for fruit and perseverance.

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Limitations (The Parable of the Weeds)

How do we press on in service to Christ when evil seems to make greater progress than the gospel? Pastor Colin opens the Parable of the Weeds to show us our limitations and point us to our limitless God.

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Progress (The Parables of the Mustard Seed and Leaven)

So far we’ve seen many of the challenges we will face in ministry: a mixed reception to the Word of God, ministry in an increasingly evil world, and an enemy who aims to destroy God’s work. How can we bear fruit amidst such challenges? Pastor Colin closes this course with encouragement from two parables about

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