You Doing Ministry Matters Start With Yes -1 Corinthians 16 (Video)

1 Corinthians 16 (NKJV)

Collection for the Saints

16 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come. And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem. But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.

Personal Plans

Now I will come to you when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia). And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I go. For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.

But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

10 And if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do. 11 Therefore let no one despise him. But send him on his journey in peace, that he may come to me; for I am waiting for him with the brethren.

12 Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; however, he will come when he has a convenient time.

Final Exhortations

13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done with love.

15 I urge you, brethren—you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints— 16 that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us.

17 I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, for what was lacking on your part they supplied. 18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.

Greetings and a Solemn Farewell

19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. 20 All the brethren greet you.

Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 The salutation with my own hand—Paul’s.

22 If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be [a]accursed. O[b] Lord, come!

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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STOP BY OUR SHOP – Every penny goes to ministry!

you know I was thinking about my

hometown I told you guys I grew up in

the swamps in the bodies of south

Louisiana and them old Creole telephone

poles that were all along the the the

gravel roads they I always thought about

those lost pet signs you know people

tack them up Lost Pet Lost Pet and I

wondered you know I was thinking about

that I was like any of those pets ever


like did anybody ever go look for those

pets and honestly from the time I was

born until I left Louisiana a lot of

those signs are probably still tacked up

on those telephone poles

and I just wondered about the whole

process of finding the loss and it made

me realize that that’s not God’s plan

for seeking the Lost God’s plan isn’t

just a hope and a wish and a whisper

tacked up to some Anonymous telephone

pole along the bayous of south Louisiana

God’s got a better plan for finding the

loss and we’re part of that plan God’s

called us in our ministry to seek the


you know the reality is we’re going to

continue walking actually today is going

to be officially our last um

our last word from First Corinthians

we’ve walked through this for the last

   weeks now and and again uh two weeks

ago there was a there was a message in

   and and then the end is a call to

Ministry uh that the the burden that the

Lord put on my heart and and it’s in

that call to Ministry that I want to

speak to you as Paul speaks to the

church in Corinth is there’s a better

way than just tacking up a sign on a

telephone pole to find the loss we’re

called to be the ones to take that sign

down off the pole and to go and pursue

and seek those who were lost

my challenge to you is will you make the

commitment to be the one walking the

streets late at night calling out the

name of those who have not found the

father who have not found their way home

will you take up the mantle of ministry

that God’s given you

this is what I believe Paul is Paul is

emphasizing this because

this is the one thing every week the

Lord the Holy Spirit puts a burden on my

heart for the message and it is when I

get here Sunday I just I can’t wait to

share that with you and it’s just the

one thing and I want you to know deep

down in your spirit that you’re doing

Ministry matters

you’re doing Ministry matters see this

is why God called us to plant an

Apostolic fi-fold Ministry Church it’s

not to grow the body of the con the

numbers of the congregation is to grow

the the congregants in their body of


that’s the nature of a five-fold

Apostolic Ministry

it’s it’s to equip the Saints for the

work of ministry your office holders our

jobs are are not to be the one nailing

up uh Lost Pet lost this lost that our

job is to equip everybody on how to go

out and find those lost and bring them

back to the father

you’re doing Ministry matters and look

even if you don’t have a website

you don’t have a Facebook page you don’t

have a LLC or a    c

even if you don’t have a business card

you’re doing Ministry

you’re doing Ministry even if you don’t

remember scripture


the Bible’s more caught than taught

we say when you start quoting you know

first John this and that only impresses

religious people

somebody in crisis somebody who’s

roaming the streets lost seeking their


even though they don’t know the father

even though they don’t know their

internal home there’s there’s an eternal

desire to come home to the father to the


and and worrying about quoting scripture

perverse and chapter

that don’t matter to the hurting what

matters is the way that you’re living

your life what matters is the fact that

you’ve made the commitment to go out

late at night when it’s drizzling and

calling them by name and leading them

back to the father

that’s what matters your ministry

matters your testimony matters

Revelation       tells us and they

overcame him Satan by the blood of the

lamb and by the word of their testimony

and they did not love their lives to the


your testimony has power

look people are always going to debate

the Bible Well it meant this it meant

that there’s denominations there’s

congregations there’s there’s division

that’s going on

over the word of the Lord and everybody

will agree that the word of the Lord is

accurate right true that it’s not a

salad bar to be picked and choose

that it’s all complete start to finish

but then we can’t agree on it

but the one thing that nobody can ever

contest is your testimony you prepare a

table before me in the presence of my

enemies you anoint my head with oil my

cup runs over if you were willing to

commit to the personal Ministry that

God’s put on your heart and you’re

willing to step out even without knowing

all the facts even before you even know

it’s your url domain is going to be even

before you know what your Facebook

Banner is going to look like if you

simply say yes simply say yes when God

told Abram leave your dad’s land what

you’re going to do for me can’t be done

here I need you to step out he never

ever ever once asked and do what

like what my Facebook gonna look like

who’s going to take care of my LLC and

my    c  just say yes if you’re willing

to say yes to what God’s called you to

do it doesn’t even have to have a plan

it could be sitting at lunch and

somebody says and they say give that

waitress a word share something with

this you take whatever’s in your wallet

and hand it to that person if you simply

are willing to say yes

God is going to prepare a table before

you in the presence of your enemies

he’s not talking about about putting an

armored personnel carrier around you and

driving you through that shadow he’s

talking about walking through the middle

of your enemy camp the people that hate

you probably even some people you just

had Thanksgiving with

those people and he is going to set a

table in the midst of those people

in the midst of your enemies of your

boss of your friends of your family of

those trolls on social media of those

people you graduated high school with of

those people who thought you were going

to do something and you did something

different and now they resent you for

that because you’re following the word

of the Lord because you’re that weird

family member who decided to break the

chain of dysfunction

God is going to set a table in the midst

of your enemies

then he’s going to anoint your head with

oil and your cup is going to run over

your cup is gonna run over

surely goodless goodness of Mercy shall

follow me all the days of my life and I

will dwell in the house of the Lord

forever listen y’all the devil doesn’t

want you to launch your ministry the

world doesn’t want you to launch your

ministry I’m going to tell you what we

were convicted last week we’re talking

about just here in Dallas and some of

these super liberal conservative towns

about this drag queen Story Hour and and

you’re like what are you like what’s

going on this is Texas

and then the holy spirit said what are

you doing about it because you see

everything that God makes the devil’s

gonna going to counterfeit but you know

what that don’t mean we got to sit back

and say well we lost that we lost this

we lost the fact that God created man

and woman he created them and His Image

now we’re like well I guess there’s like

    new genders no they’re still two

Satan counterfeited that but what are we

doing for for Story Hour drag queen

Story Hour you know what we’re going to

do we’re going to have our Bible time

here we’re going to start having our own

Bible time the libraries will let you go

and read books to kids we can sure do

this during the week and have moms bring

their kids in here and read Bible

stories of children we don’t have to

keep giving up land to the enemy because

the enemies claim that land we have

power and dominion over everything in

the name of the Lord

but if we’re not willing to take that if

we’re afraid to sit at that cozy table

that God’s prepared for us in the midst

of the enemy then we’re just going to

sit in the shade we’re going to sit in

the shade of that Valley and we’re going

to stay scared and we’re going to stay


God’s calling us

stand up to rise up

God wants you to answer his call

this is why First Corinthians         

is so important it changed my life it

will change your life

I love this watch Stand Fast in the

faith be brave be strong

like I’ve tried to do that I guarantee

every one of us have tried to do that

our whole lives most probably the men

more than anybody yeah I’m tough I’m no

punk I’m not afraid

I don’t care

but we weren’t doing it in love you see

we weren’t doing it in love we were

trying to make up for bad relationships

with our dad dysfunctional relationships

with our families we’re trying to

overcompensate maybe for our wives and

our kids

but we weren’t doing it in love you see

men are supposed to be strong men are

called to be strong

but that same strength that you use to

protect your family from the from the

from the threat can also be used to

dominate and and damage your family

that’s why Paul tacks on in a very

important way let all that you do

be done in love

it’s okay men to be a warrior and a poet

it’s okay it’s okay to Stand Fast be

strong act like men

and it’s okay to do it

in love

that’s a strong call

you know and for men and and

this was a message for men and Lee and I

have learned a message for one is a

message for both and a message for both

is a message to all First Corinthians   

when he is talking about first fruit

families and he said I urge you brother

uh Brethren you know the household of

stefanus that it was the first fruits of

Ikea they are the first Greek family

converted to Christianity Paul baptized

him he talks about it in First

Corinthians     .

this the family of stefanus they’re the

Prototype they’re the first they’re the

model there are so many of of stefanus

families in this church today so many

families that broke those generational

chains of of sin and dysfunction and

addiction so many families that stood up

with the stefanas who said I’m going to

break the Legacy chain I’m going to

start it new today with my family as for

me and my house we serve the Lord

there’s a lot of families that didn’t

have the luxury and praise God for those

multi-generational families who get to

get together and they share the word of

the Lord and they enjoy their time with

each other but there’s so many families

like ours who didn’t have that luxury

and we made that decision to stand up

and be that family of stefanus and all

be baptized and when the men come to

Christ first    percent of the family

comes to Christ so men thank you for

being here thank you for walking out the

life the house of stefanus I want to

tell you we were I was talking it was a

pastor are out in Scottsdale Arizona his

name Mark Driscoll and I thought he’s a

friend of ours and I talked to him

several years ago before we planted the

church and he said are y’all doing

family ministry or are you just dragging

your kids along and the truth was we

never once talked to our kids about

doing Ministry together we would open

our house for Thanksgiving we’d have    

something people there every

Thanksgiving we’d have     people on our

house on Thursdays nobody ever asked our

kids you mind them little kids up in

your room breaking all your toys you

mind everybody from the community having

holidays with you we never bothered to

ask them we never thought about it

before we planted we sat we asked

our kids blew our minds with their

vision and their Ministry calling

what we realized were we were a family

like stefanus we were all doing Ministry

together that’s my charge to you when

you step out into your personal


are you a house of stefanas

the husband wife kids is everybody saved

is everybody serving is everybody

committing to the local body

let that be a challenge

if you’re not at that point

it’s a challenge to get there if you are

Hallelujah for being there what a

blessing you are in First Corinthians   

  we’re talking about your Ministries

Paul says the churches of Asia greet you

Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily

in the Lord with the church that is in

their house all the Brethren greet you

you know what I love about this is we as

Aquila and Priscilla they’re the first

mention of co-pastors at a church

and for folks oh no no women can’t be in

a position of leadership and all that

really because Paul has always

highlighted Priscilla’s role it was

never Aquila without Priscilla or

Priscilla without actually later in the

in the uh in the Bible uh Priscilla’s

name is mentioned before Aquila whether

it has relevance or not I’m sure it does

because it’s in the word of the Lord but

I want to encourage you that God is

calling and looking for aquilas and

priscillas to plant churches God is

calling husbands and wives to do

ministry together because the promise

for one is a promise for both

marriage is like Aquila and Priscilla

and the houses of saphanus are so

important in the ministry of the Lord

if and and it doesn’t even mean that you

have to host a home church just

equivalent Priscilla were tent makers

they brought Paul in it was through

their business that they were able to

help Paul’s Ministry you know Lee and I

were we were in an Aquila and a

Priscilla for many years we did home

church out of our house we were like

well we’re doing first century Church

we’re rocking and we’re rolling but you

know what God moved us into this

building so we could become Apostolic

five-fold Ministry to help equip other

believers for the work of the Saints of

the ministry

so our call to you today is who’s our

next Aquila and Priscilla who’s our next

couple that’s going to step up and plant

because our vision our teacher Byron has

shared this a while back about the

vision for five Stones Church we don’t

want to grow a mega church

the     churches are the model from the

book of Acts the     churches where

intimacy and life and relationships


our call is to plant     churches

but we can’t plant them without an

Aquila and without a Priscilla who are

willing to do the work of the ministry

together so our challenge to you is who

are our next Aquila and Priscilla

and it doesn’t mean you’re in a rented

building you could be at a cafe you

could be an under a tent all that

matters is that you’re willing to do the

work of the Lord

that you’re willing to take that that

picture off that old Creole telephone

pole and say I am going after the Lost

I am personally responsible for seeking

this one and bringing it home to the


are you willing to be the one to take

that sign off the telephone pole

and commit to Leading The Lost home

the one thing is that doing Ministry


doing Ministry matters and don’t get

caught up that’s what the devil wants us

to do is to get caught up in the how and

the when and The Who and the where and

the why years years back Lee and I

started praying

God Whatever Whenever Wherever we will


man we were so righteous in that prayer

every prayer we finished even supper

prayers Whatever Whenever Wherever we

will follow and then it started getting


and then I realized I like where we live

because I realize wherever it could mean

the other side of the world so you know

what I stopped praying that prayer

I stopped for about three months and one

day I’m at another church and there’s a

worship service and and Leah’s not there

and I knew half of me was missing

actually the better half of me was

missing and and I’m praying and the Holy

Spirit says God why don’t you quit

praying that prayer

and look I started crying I started

crying and uh and I just said it because

I’m scared

and holy spirit says son I need you to

start praying that prayer

so I started I came home and I couldn’t

and I confessed I repented and I said

Leah we’ve got to start praying that


and and it was God Whatever Whenever


and you know where the wherever was


four miles from our house

you see if you don’t worry about the

details if you don’t get caught up in

the who’s in the what’s in the whys and

the where’s

God’s going to provide for you to launch

your ministry

God’s going to launch we were getting

ready to sell our house to move wherever

God led us to move four miles from our


God gives us this building

all God wants you to do is say yes

all God wants you to do is say yes it

might be at a coffee shop it might be it

could be anywhere

don’t get caught up in the details just

say yes

now I want to wrap this up with two

things our assignment two weeks ago

from First Corinthians     –  we were

talking about giving faithful giving

and that it’s a heart issue

and I gave you the challenge of

identifying what your weekly take home

is and then what is    of your weekly

take home what is    gross from your

weekly take home and then I ask you to

pray about sewing a weekly seed into

five Stones Church because Paul tells us

First Corinthians    about supporting

the local church which is the body of

Christ manifest on Earth and then the

body of Christ is to take care the local

church is supposed to take care of the

uh the body

so I asked you to identify with    of

your weekly take home is commit to

planning sowing a seed of    every week

into the local body throughout the rest

of the year and remember now we’re about

like four weeks out so again Leah’s like

you should have gave this message back

in March but no two weeks ago was the

right time to give the message and then

at the end of the year after you’ve

committed to sowing that Financial seed

then I want you to pray and I want you

to reassess where is your heart towards

Christ where’s your heart towards giving

and I’m asking have you done that our

homework assignment for today is

who’s our next Aquila and Priscilla

who is going to lead our first church

plant is a Saturday night service

it’s going to be Saturday it’s not it’s

not for me to preach God was very clear

that is not this is going to be planting

a church in the incubator of this


it’s got a different team it’s got a

different Pastor it’s got a different

five-fold different worship

this is not splitting services this is a

church plant

and the Lord after we prayed about it

Saturday service is our first church

plan but we are praying for a Priscilla

and Aquila couple to take that lead

and say I’ll commit to Growing the

kingdom through planting the church

all God wants you to do is to Simply say


and you know even if church planting as

well not been called to do that you’ve

all been called to minister

you’ve all been called to minister God

simply wants you to say yes your

ministry matters

what I would like to do

is you all know like I love men

like men I love y’all and it’s so

important to affirm men

and if and if you would I would I would

ask for for men if you would come


and and Leah said our young men so if

we’re    and up I just ask if you would

just simply come here up front and allow

me to affirm you and to pray for you

and and and and it all goes back to

First Corinthians         . I love the

warrior poet I love affirming men I

shared with you this summer when we

started talking about when was the last

time you got caught when was the last

time you got caught uh reading reading

late at night or on your phone or on

your website and when did you get caught

when did you get called praying and

reading the word of the Lord when did

you get caught praying by your wife and

your kids by name because make no

mistake good men good men get caught

leading their families well so I want to

continue to affirm you as as men because

I love you I respect you I want to honor

you and I want you to know that never

ever ever should there ever be a time

when you feel

um less than

because it’s important for the kingdom

of the Body for you men to be honored

and affirmed it’s important for our

wives for you men to be honored and

affirmed it’s important for our families

for you men to be honored in a form and

it’s important for society

years ago the words

came to my mind as I was reading and I

had no idea what that was and it became

so important in my life that I that I’ve

lived by it I’ve thought about it

and what it is it’s an ancient Hebrew

war cry

it is an ancient Hebrew war cry you men

are warriors you were warriors and men

if you don’t think that you’re at War

you’re wrong we’re at War we’re at war

with the devil we’re at war with the

world we’re at war with the school

system we’re at war with politicians

we’re at War and if you men don’t step

up who will who will rock shazak amats

it has spurred God’s Warriors for colds

for centuries it is the call to be

strong to be courageous and never ever

even consider the possibility of failure

you’re fighting God’s war with God’s

strength this is the charge that was

given to God’s men in Deuteronomy       

be strong and of good courage do not

fear nor be afraid of them for the Lord

your God he is the one who goes with you

he will not leave you nor forsake you I

don’t want you to ever even


I don’t care about your boss I don’t

care about your friends I don’t care

about the nightclub I don’t care about

the pornography website that you hadn’t

got off your subscription yet I don’t

care about the addictions

you were never ever alone

you were always with God God goes before

you I want to affirm you reassure you

encourage you honor you that you are


and without you we’re nothing

we’re nothing

he continues and says then Moses calls

Joshua and said to him in the sight of

all Israel

be strong and of good courage for you

must go with his people to the land

which the Lord has sworn to their

fathers to give to them and you shall

cause them to inherit it everything

every promise every land every provision

every possession everything that the

Lord has made a promise

it’s going to come by you being a

conqueror and an occupier

see conquerors kicked down doors and go

to the next door conquerors occupiers

they come through that door and they set

up camp they proclaim the promised land

that God’s given to them you men be


occupiers the Lord God has gone before

you to conquer everything marriage

troubles financial troubles personal

troubles dysfunctional troubles God’s

before you let him deliver the Victory

and then you occupy that space of


and finally says and the Lord he is the

one who goes before you he will be with

you he will not leave you nor forsake

you do not fear nor be dismayed that is

what rock shazak amats means rag shazak

ahmads can you imagine standing on the

battlefields against outnumbered being

outnumbered by the enemies by the tribes

by the Giants by the the pagans who

hated God’s people

simple Rock ahmads

rap shazak ahmatz

be courageous be brave never even ever

consider the possibility of failure

not because of your own strength but

because of the word of the Lord that

goes before you

we would raise our hands to these men if

we would raise our hands to the men to

our husbands to our our fathers to our

brothers to our sons

Lord father God thank you thank you for

this local body Lord when you told us to

be different this is different this

lineup of men is different

you drop in any other Church American

Christian church and and you’re going to

find the beautiful Grandma malls and The

Mamas bringing the kids to church not

here not here the men are leading the


the majority of men are leading the way

father God and I thank you for these

brothers father God I pray that they

take the charge of rocks and I pray that

they take this ancient Israeli war cry

and I pray that it becomes a mantra that

they take when the world starts pressing

in when when the job starts pressing in

when troubles start pressing in when

addictions start pressing in when

dysfunction starts pressing in when fear

starts pressing in when they’re coming

into a Christmas season where they start

to wonder where they start to worry

where they start to doubt am I good

enough to provide a good Christmas for

my family man you were not an ATM and

your power and your Authority and your

spiritual headship is not dependent upon

you being an ATM for anybody during this

holiday season your family the best gift

they can get from you is to Steward well

it’s the steward well be the spiritual

head of your families be the spiritual

head in all that you do God I pray for

these brothers I pray a special Warrior

poet anointing over them Father God I

pray that they receive the anointing the

mantle of what it is to be a royal

priesthood father God lord I pray that

they do that they receive the word of

First Corinthians         .

to be strong to Stand Fast to act like

men and in all you do do in love Lord

father I pray for these men father I

pray protection provision anointing

wisdom peace Father God oh I pray that

these men do not take one step backwards

when the woke world comes against them

that they stand firm in the Faith Lord

stand firm for you for their family for

their spouses for their Generations Lord

father God I pray for these brothers in

Jesus name Hallelujah halleluia father

God Amen


     amen you guys everyone have a fantastic

weekend man we love y’all we honor you

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