Where Ministry Begins

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Ministry doesn’t begin behind the pulpit. It begins behind the walls of your home.

Responsibility of the parent:

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).

But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever (1 Timothy 5:8, NKJV).

Responsibility of the husband:

In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered (1 Peter 3:7, NLT).

Responsibility of the wife:

In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate, not as inferior, but out of respect for the responsibilities entrusted to husbands and their accountability to God, and so partnering with them] so that even if some do not obey the word of God, they may be won over to Christ without discussion by the godly lives of their wives (1 Peter 3:1, AMP).

Responsibility of adult children/grandchildren:

But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they should learn to serve God by taking care of her, as she once took care of them. This is what God wants them to do (1 Timothy 5:4, CEV).

The first place to do God’s work is in the home (1 Timothy 5:4, WE).

 

 

 

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