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Messages By Bishop Tayo Odunuga
Messages By Bishop Tayo Odunuga

Messages By Bishop Tayo Odunuga (1)

Friday, 21 September 2012 23:11

UNDERSTANDING YOUR MINISTERIAL ASSIGNMENTS

MATT.10:1, 5-8
 
Ministry is a divine assignment given to man for the expansion of Christ Kingdom among men. Every Ministry directly or indirectly must include a redemptive programme. We have various aspects of Ministry, these includes Evangelism, Discipleship, Healing, Deliverance, Music & Worship, Missions, Prayers, Finance, Preaching, Teaching, Counseling etc.
From the moment you are born again; you are enlisted as a worker in one or two of the several Departments in the Lord’s Vineyard. You are saved to serve. Lk.22:31&32.
The 12 Apostles were assigned the pioneering duties of ministering the Gospel of Salvation principally to the Jews Matt.10:5-10. On the other hand, Paul was sent to minister Salvation to the Gentiles-- Acts. 9:15, Gal. 1: 15&16.

The Apostolic Fathers have areas of specialty.
Paul is known as the Apostle of Faith. Peter is known as the Apostle of HopeJames as the Apostle of Works.    Johnas the Apostle of LoveJude as the Apostle of the defense of the Faith.
 
VISION & PURPOSE
God does nothing without purpose. Eccl. 3:1&17. Purpose is broad and all-embracing. For example,
o    The divine purpose for the creation of Man is to bring God praise and pleasure. Isa.43:21, Rev. 4: 11.
o    The purpose of Christ coming is for the redemption and restoration of man; by paying the penalty of sin and restoring man back to God. Jn.3:16, Jn.5:24 & 1Tm.2:3-5.
o    The purpose of living after being saved is that you might become a fruitful Christ Ambassador bringing people to the saving knowledge of Christ through preaching and the practice of Love. Jn.20:21, Matt.5:13-16; 2Cor.5:20.
Within the broad purpose of God, what is your assignment? You must have a vision for purpose.

VISION------is having an insight into God’s mind concerning your future. What you are personally assigned to do and become. Jer.1:5, 29:11.

2 Types of Calling:--
1.     General calling for all Believers in Christ. Mk. 16:15&16. Matt.28:18-20.
2.     Specific calling. Acts. 13:2&3. Individual assignment in the Body of Christ. 1Cor.12:12-17, Rm.12:4-8. Example: - in a Garment factory, it can take 9 different specialists to complete a dress. While one handle the collars, another the sleeves and another the buttons etc.


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