08th Oct 2014, 3:25 PM, School of Evangelism@Paya Labar Methodist Church
There is no higher calling than serving Jesus Christ. How do I discover God’s will? Day by day, live in the obedience to the voice of the Holy Spirit.
2 Samuel 23: 11 And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines. 12 But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the Lord wrought a great victory
Shammah understood about the tactics of warfare. When the devil comes to attack, he looks at the area of your life where you will compromise. If you give a foothold, he will establish a stronghold and then attack you and your ministry.
1. Integrity means watching over small things, being vigilant.
1 Thessalonians 5: 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
There are some things you must give up. You’re entrusted with a great responsibility. Jesus compels us to raise our standard.
2. Integrity means being brutal to sin. If you’re going to live a life of integrity, you’re going to fight for it. You will need ferocity to guard your integrity, ministry.
3. Integrity means doing right thing even when that means standing alone. Are you going to stand for righteousness even when it’s not popular.
4. Having Integrity even when nobody is watching. Luke 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
Character is who you’re when nobody’s looking. Who are you when you’re all alone? Are you the same person when you preach? If not that’s called hypocrisy, said Daniel Kolenda.
Many preachers have fallen into the trap of sin. He mentioned a famous Evangelist’s confession on sexual immorality.
One little pea patch at a time, that’s how it happens. It happens one at a time, a little compromise, over time, it grows. Devil’s very patient.
Write your own obituary and live a life based on it.
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,