MINISTRY EFFECTIVENESS

12172014-Wednesday

“The Spirit of the Lord God upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners” (Isaiah 61:1).

So significant was this descriptive passage in quantifying the life and ministry of the One who would be the messiah, Jesus quoted it at the inauguration of his earthly ministry (Luke 4:18-19). If this then is the standard for measuring the authenticity and effectiveness of the One who be the messiah, then it must certainly be the standard for evaluating the authenticity and effectiveness of his church. Dashboard highlights taken from the corporate boardroom are antithetical to the criteria established in the throne room of God.

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