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My Personal Ministries
"Loving Your Neighbor As Yourself"

By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Pastor -
Director - Internet Church Of Christ -

Jesus Teaches Us To Love Our Neighbor As Ourself

Matthew 22:35-40 (KJV)
"Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

So How Do We Do This, "Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself?"

In general we do this by following The Golden Rule, which is, "Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated."

Practical methods for giving and expressing your love are shown at our website, "How To Love Other People," located at

Each Christian Can Have His/Her Own Personal Ministries

Your own Personal Ministries can be anything the Lord leads you to do to help other people, without any payment to yourself.
        Matthew 10:8 (KJV)

         "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,
          cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give."

Who should we provide service to? And how do we decide what to do?

We provide service to all people, according to their needs and our abilities.

If someone needs a babysitter and we can do it, we sit for them. If someone needs a ride to the store, and we have a car, we take them. If someone is in the hospital and needs a visitor, we go visit them. If someone needs a field plowed, and we have a tractor, we plow their field. If they try to pay us, we tell them, "No. This is my Jesus work. I have to do it for free."

Under no condition should we limit ourselves to serving only other Christians. When non-Christians see us serving all people, in the name of Jesus, without taking any payment at all, this will make a big impression on them, bigger than we would usually make by trying to convert them directly. "Talk is cheap," they will say. "But these people are actually helping us, without seeking payment." Thus the Lord is glorified.

How do we approach people to help?

Just come right up to them, and say something like this: "Hello. It looks like you could use some help with this (whatever it is). I'm a Christian Volunteer doing work for other people. Would you like for me to help?"

If they are willing to accept your help, they will say "yes." Otherwise, excuse yourself and move on to the next case.

When people want to know what we are doing, what do we say?

Tell them you are a Christian Volunteer, doing work for other people. They will be amazed.

Personal Ministries For You

Here are some suggestions for Personal Ministries for you. This list shows only a tiny fraction of the possibilities for serving the needs of others. As an individual Christian, you can take on these personal ministries -- or any others you may choose -- as the Lord leads you.

Here is a prayer to help you find the right one(s) for you . . .

   Dear Lord, Please help me to find a personal ministry
   for myself to serve the needs of others, in Christian love,
   as You desire. Please guide me to choose the one(s) that
   are most pleasing to You and best suited to me. Please empower
   me to serve other people, in your name. In Jesus' holy name
   I pray. Amen.

=> Cellular Phone Ministry

=> CPR/First-Aid Ministry

=> Automotive Helper Ministry

=> Deliverance Ministry - casting out unclean spirits in the name of Jesus Christ.

=> Hand Massage Ministry

" . . . faith without works is dead." (James 2:20)

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Selected Links To Helpful Material

"How to Develop a Personal Ministry," by Patrick Morley
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