Right Ministry

(Orthodiakonia) (ὀρθοδιακονία)

By Monk Preston


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The Four Goals:


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The Celtic Cross Rule of Seven

(Memory Verse)

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(Our word Deacon comes from the Greek word diaconia.) ___________________________________________________________ 

The Four Goals: (Colossians 1:9-10)Celtic Cross

"For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding (Right Ministry)

That you might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing (Right Life)being fruitful in every good work (Right Practice), and increasing in the knowledge of God (Right Belief);" ___________________________________________________________ 

Right Ministry ... "Lord, what would you have me do today?" Summarized by The Great Commission (Mark 16:15) and by Proverbs 3:5-6. ___________________________________________________________ 

God's Will for Us Today

"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." -Mark 16:15

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." -Proverbs 3:5-6

"A manís heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps."                   -Proverbs 16:9

"Rejoice always.  Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."                             -I Thessalonians 5:16-18

"I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed, by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God."                      -Romans 12:1-2

"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." -Luke 9:23

"I am the vine, you are the branches.  He that abides in me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from me you can do nothing."            -John 15:5

"He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked." -I John 2:6

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you..." -I Peter 3:15 

   "Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:" -Matthew 28:19   

There are no Memory Verses that are marked on this page, though we here consider them all to be Memory Verses.  Mark 16:15 (The Great Commission) and Romans 12:1-2 ("...present your bodies a living sacrifice...") are both a part of our Worship Service, which is primarily Scripture, and which we have committed to memory in its entirety.  

See: What All Christians Should Memorize.

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See Also:


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Daily Prayer: Praying the Hours   PRAYER Category

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Right Witness: (Orthomartus) consists of:

Right Life, Right Belief, Right Practice, Right Ministry. ______________

Memory Aids:

 Right Life: Receiving Christ, Walking in the Spirit (Romans 8).

Right Belief: The Bible, The Nicene Creed.  

Right Practice: The Fruit of the Spirit, The Ten Commandments.

Right Ministry: The Great Commission, Proverbs 3:5-6. ______________