"Ministry" is from the Greek word diakoneo, meaning "to serve". In the New Testament, ministry is seen as service to God and to other people in His name. Jesus provided the pattern for Christian ministry—He came, not to receive service, but to give it (see Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45; John 13:1-17).
The Christian should minister by meeting people's needs with love and humility on Christ's behalf (see Matthew 20:26; Mark 10:43; John 2:5,9; Acts 6:3; Romans 1:1; Galatians 1:10; Colossians 4:12). Christians are to minister to others out of their devotion to Christ and their love for others, whether the other people are believers or unbelievers. Ministry to others should be impartial and unconditional, always seeking to help others as Jesus would.
Gen. 2:18, 21-24
' "There's no love left in my marriage, what can I do?"- Kay Arthur
By Dan Seaborn
Several simple behaviors will help you pursue emotional connectedness. Here are a few:
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When you shed your own shoes in order to walk in your spouse’s for a while, you can’t help but experience new levels of emotional connectedness. You become closer, more intimate, more in sync. It’s great. Still, that’s not to say it’s easy. In reality, some of the strongest marital bonds come under the worst of circumstances.
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