Monday, February 18, 2013

The Ministry Of Good Men In Our Lives - Mark 14:14-15

No Man Is A Self Made Man.
Every man is a product of other men/ women.
Psalms 27:13 - I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
(I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! (RSV))

The Goodman In Jesus Last Supper - Mark 14:13 -15
13 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.
14 And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
15 And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.

There is a good man/woman in the city for you

How Do You Handle The The Good Men God Sends To You?
Hebrews 13:2
- Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Examples Of Encounters With Good Men In The Bible
  1. The Three Wise Men – Mary And Joseph
    Matthew 2:1,11
    1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem

    11 - And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
  2. Queen Of Sheba To Solomon
    1 Kings 10:1 – 2
    1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon…..
    2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
  3. Lydia To Paul
    Acts 16:14 - And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.
  4. Joana, Susanna, and Mary Magdalene To Jesus –
    Luke 8:1 – 3
    1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
    2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
    3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
  5. Jonathan To David
    1Samuel 18:1 - And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
    1Samuel 19:2 - But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself:
How Do You Sustain The Ministry Of Good Men In Your Life
  1. Be A Good Man In The Life Of Others
    Galatians 6:7 - Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
  2. Be Gracious To The Good Men In Your Life
    (A) Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
    (B) Be careful how you part ways with your Good men. Shut The Door Carefully because you may need to come back through the same door.
  3. Pray For The Good Men
    Psalms 122:6 - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. (Jerusalem represent your benefactors)