Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
Biblical Gospel Ministry (Part 1)
Speaker: Mark Murnan
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
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Six slanders against genuine gospel ministry:

  1. Slander against the message of gospel ministry (error/delusion).
  2. Slander against the motivation of gospel ministry (impurity – false hope).
  3. Slander against the methods of gospel ministry (deceit – rhetorical trickery).
  4. Slander against the integrity of gospel ministers (false flattery).
  5. Slander against the motivation of gospel ministers (financial gain).
  6. Slander against the purpose of gospel ministers (glory-seeking).

Six defenses of genuine gospel ministry:

  1. Their message was approved by God.
  2. Their message was entrusted to their care and boldly declared.
  3. Their message had a singular objective.
  4. Their tender care.
  5. Their intense desire.
  6. Their great love.