Note: This is my rough notes from my Kindle. I shared this because today there are so many unbiblical ideas of what is “success” in the ministry. This sermon is by a professor at The Master’s Seminary.
Nathan Busenitz’ Shepherd’s Conference: What does it mean to be successful?
2 Timothy 4
How do you measure success in ministry? For the last two hundreds years it’s been about numbers…how many attending, how much offering, etc. But is that how the Word of God measure success?
We must remember success isn’t necessarily a bad word.
Look at Hebrews 11:35; there are suffering. From the world’s perspective they can hardly be consider successful since successful people don’t get mocking, imprisonment, etc. If success is measured by prestige and popularity then these men were not successful. But if success is measured by faithfulness then they were successful. Many of our heroes of the faith…
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