Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Gather Your Mighty (Prayer) Warriors Too!

Bivocational Pastors - Gather Your Mighty Men!

2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11 tell of David’s mighty men. These elite fighting men did incredible military exploits, including the following:

* Josheb-basshebeth, with just a spear, killed 800 men in one battle.
* Eleazar “stood his ground and attacked the Philistines until his hand was tired and stuck to his sword.”
* Shammah defended a field of grain.
* Three men “broke through the Philistine camp and drew water from the well
at the gate of Bethlehem . . . and brought it back to David.”
* Abishai killed 300 men with his spear.
* Benaiah “went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.”
* Beniah “also killed an Egyptian who was seven and a half feet tall. Even though the Egyptian had a spear in his hand like a weaver’s beam, Benaiah went down to him with a club, snatched the spear out of the Egyptian’s hand, and killed him with his own spear.”

What was the purpose of these men? 1 Chronicles 11:10 explains, “David’s warriors . . . strongly supported him in his reign to make him king according to the Lord’s word about Israel.” Being a king is not easy. David needed powerful allies.

Being a bivocational pastor is not easy either. Every minister needs a team of helpers. Please. Do not attempt ministry alone. Build a team. Lone Ranger ministry will kill you.

Who can be on your team? Anyone you can enlist formally, or informally. Here are some people you may include in your band of mighty warriors. ===>Click headline to access complete article . . .

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