Ministry or Social Club?

Written by Joyce C. Lock

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2.) stop calling God a liar.

Judge nothing beforerepparttar time (untilrepparttar 147124 Lord come, who both will bring to lightrepparttar 147125 hidden things of darkness, and will make manifestrepparttar 147126 counsels ofrepparttar 147127 hearts) and then shall every man have praise of God. 1 Cor. 4:5

Bottom line: If your ministry's yoke is less than equality, you're out of line. And, when you take it upon yourself to buffet another, you're only serving as an accuser, a thorn; a messenger of Satan.

Now there are diversities of gifts, butrepparttar 147128 same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, butrepparttar 147129 same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it isrepparttar 147130 same God which worketh all in all. Butrepparttar 147131 manifestation ofrepparttar 147132 Spirit is given to every man to profit withal ... as God setrepparttar 147133 members every one of them inrepparttar 147134 body, as it hath pleased him.

(How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek notrepparttar 147135 honour that cometh from God only? John 5:44)

Nay, much more those members ofrepparttar 147136 body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members ofrepparttar 147137 body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath temperedrepparttar 147138 body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. 1 Cor. 12:4-7, 18, 22-24

When you finally letrepparttar 147139 hands berepparttar 147140 hands andrepparttar 147141 feet berepparttar 147142 feet, and count every member (the giver andrepparttar 147143 receiver) as equally valuable (even in their unseen ministry), only then is your church, group, or ministry serving asrepparttar 147144 body of Christ. 1 Cor. 12:27 (par.) Otherwise, you're just another social club.

Wherefore lift uprepparttar 147145 hands which hang down, andrepparttar 147146 feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out ofrepparttar 147147 way; but let it rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall seerepparttar 147148 Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail ofrepparttar 147149 grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inheritedrepparttar 147150 blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

For ye are not come untorepparttar 147151 mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, Andrepparttar 147152 sound of a trumpet, andrepparttar 147153 voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated thatrepparttar 147154 word should not be spoken to them any more. Hebrews 12:12-19

© 2005 by Joyce C. Lock This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.

Joyce C. Lock is a published author, poet, and columnist. In addition, she founded and maintains the email ministries "Heavenly Inspirations" Joyce's writings encourage us in our relationship with God and each other.

Using an e-signature to guarantee a boost in your web traffic!

Written by William Johnston

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Try to make your e-signature stand out. Although e-signatures arerepparttar one ofrepparttar 146804 most neglected ways of advertising, there are plenty of other people who are using them to boost their web traffic. I’ve found thatrepparttar 146805 “=” sign is an effective way of making e-signatures stand out. If you are sending emails regularly with an e-signature then try to changerepparttar 146806 border of your e-signature now and again. If people see a difference in your e-signature it will rouse their curiosity and make them click onrepparttar 146807 link.

An alternative way of making your e-signature stand out is to use ‘P.S’ like you would in a written letter. People are naturally curious and are always going to read that last little bit of an email or article, just to find out what elserepparttar 146808 writer has to tell them. I find that this tactic is particularly useful when writing an informative email to subscribers about updates on my site.

Overall, I suggest experimenting with your e-signature until you have it just right. Ask your friends whether they think it is effective and whether it stands out sufficiently. Just keep on trying new e-signatures out until you getrepparttar 146809 highest response rates.


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