MINISTRY

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Key Verse

  • But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill1 your ministry2 Timothy 4:5 BSB

The above tells us that is possible to complete one’s ministry. Though here it talks about Timothy’s Spiritual Ministry, ministry could include your vocation i.e. Studies, Work or whatever else you are called to do.

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Calling to Ministry

  • And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry 1 Timothy 1:12 NKJV

Attention to Ministry

  • Practice and work hard on these things; be absorbed in them [completely occupied in your ministry], so that your progress will be evident to all. 1 Timothy 4:15 AMP
  • Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord [always doing your best and doing more than is needed], being continually aware that your labor [even to the point of exhaustion] in the Lord is not futile nor wasted [it is never without purpose]. 1 Corinthians 15:58 AMP
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  • Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose]. 1 Corinthians 15:58 AMPC
  • Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV

Conduct in Ministry

  • Join me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. A soldier refrains from entangling himself in civilian affairs, in order to please the one who enlisted him. 2 Timothy 2:3-4 BSB
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  • No soldier in active service gets entangled in the [ordinary business] affairs of civilian life; [he avoids them] so that he may please the one who enlisted him to serve. 2 Timothy 2:4 AMP

Those who finished their Ministry

  • Paul: But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but to all who crave His appearing. 2 Timothy 4:5-8 BSB
  • David: For David, after he had served God’s purpose in his own generation, fell asleep, and was buried Acts 13:36 NASB
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  • For David, after he had served God’s will and purpose and counsel in his own generation, fell asleep [in death] and was buried among his forefathers Acts 13:36 AMPC

Footnotes

  1. 4135 πληροφορέω [PLHROFORE/W] {plērophoréō} \play-rof-or-eh'-o\
    from 4134 and 5409; to carry out fully (in evidence), i.e. completely assure (or convince), entirely accomplish:--most surely believe, fully know (persuade), make full proof of.