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"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate,
equipped for every good work."

2 Timothy 3:16-17

PART ONE: Receiving Our Identity – Romans 8:29

"For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren."

  1. Incarnational Living – Philippians 2:5-8

  2. "Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross."

  3. Discipleship – Matthew 28:18-20

  4. "And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'"

  5. Counseling – 1 Thessalonians 5:14

  6. "We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all men."

  7. Discipline – 1 Timothy 4:7b-8

  8. "Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come."

  9. Leadership Training – Ephesians 4:11-13

  10. "And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain…to the fullness of Christ."

  11. Giving and Receiving – Matthew 10:8b

  12. "Freely you received, freely give."

PART TWO: Discovering Our Purpose – 1 Corinthians 12:5, 7

"There are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord…But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good."

  1. Ministry Calling – Ephesians 2:10

  2. "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

  3. Ministry Vision – Luke 1:35a, 37-38

  4. "And the angel answered…'For nothing will be impossible with God.' And Mary said, 'Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; be it done to me according to your word.'"

  5. Ministry to the Disadvantaged – Psalm 82:3-4

  6. "Vindicate the weak and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked."

  7. Ministry through Communal Living – Acts 4:32

  8. "And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own: but all things were common property to them."

  9. Ministry through the Arts – 1 Corinthians 9:19-22

  10. "…I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some."

  11. Ministry as Priests – 1 Peter 2:9

  12. "You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."