Excellence in MinistryMinistry- becoming as well as helping others become a disciple of Jesus! 2 Corinthians 5: 17, 18 amp.
3 Ways to Pursue Excellence In MinistryThrough Prayer- spiritual communion with God
Luke 6: 12
With Power- the divine enablement to do or accomplish something.
Matthew 3:16, 17
Full of Praise- the expression of approval, commendation, or admiration
1 Peter 2:9
Excellence in MarketplaceMarketplace: place of employment, or the school house.
"Only undertake to do what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance." Brian Tracy
Excellence in the Marketplace can be assessed in 3 questions.
Am I an example?
Example: to behave so as to be a pattern or model for others to imitate.
What are my ethics?
Ethics: ones moral standards
Daniel 6:5; 10-11
Is my work evangelistic?
Evangelistic: draw soul to Christ
Daniel 6: 25-27
3 Fold result of marketplace excellence
- Accelerates Success: Daniel 6:3
- Summons Attention: Daniel 6:4
- Gives a Superior Appearance: 6:22
Excellence in Resources
"Dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of." Ben Franklin
Resources: something that lies ready for use or that can be drawn upon for aid or take care of a need.
3 Resources That We Must Pursue Daily
Talent: any natural ability or power to do.
- Deut. 8: 17, 18 amp.
"Talent is God given, be humble. Fame is man given be grateful. Conceit is self given, be careful." John Wooden
Treasure: accumulated or stored wealth, that which is greatly valued.
- Malachi 3:8-10amp.
"God, as truth has been for me a treasure beyond price; may He be so to every one of us." Mohandas lkGandhiTime: the period between two events or during which something exists; happens or acts either past, present, or future.
- Psalm 31:15-16
Excellence in RelationshipsRelationship: a continuing attachment of connection.
3 Main Relationships You Should Pursue
- A Relationship with God the Father: John 1:18amp.
- A Relationship with Your Family: "Families are like quilts pieced with memories bound with love." author unknown
- A Relationship with Your Friends: "Friends are quiet angels who sit on our shoulders and lift our wings when we forget how to fly." author unknown
3 Principles for Maintaining Each Relationship
- You Must Listen!
Listen: to make a conscious effort to hear; to attend to closely as to hear.
1 John 5:14amp.
- You Must Laugh!
Laugh: to feel or suggest joy
- You Must Love!
Love: selfless, sacrificial service for another.
1 John 4:19