Empowered Ministry



Empowered Ministry


Luke 6:17-19, Pastor Howard Harden

Message delivered May 24th, 2015 during the morning services.



The gospel is still "the power of God unto salvation" (Romans 1:16).  In today's text, Luke provides a snapshot of Jesus' ministry, showing us three things we can expect to see in an empowered ministry.

  1. The PEOPLE being REACHED. (vs. 17)
    "They were diverse ETHNICALLY and SPIRITUALLY."
    • The CORE ("the twelve"; apostles)
    • The COMMUNITY ("disciples")
    • The CURIOUS ("great number of people")
  2. The NEEDS being MET. (vs. 18)
    • They came to be TAUGHT.
    • They came to be HEALED.
    • They came to be DELIVERED.
  3. The POWER being DISPLAYED. (vs. 19)