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It is possible to become so concerned about what we get in return for ministering, that ministry becomes more of a feather in our cap than a furtherance of the gospel.
Parent burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and sometimes spiritual exhaustion that has come from the enormous responsibility parents have.
The ministry to which we are called is the preaching of "the glorious gospel of Christ" (4:4). As evangelists, teachers, pastors, and laymen, we must be divinely motivated, if our ministry is to be effective. Paul proceeds to outline the threefold motivation of our ministry, the first being HOPE, which he defines as and "eternal weight of glory."
Followers of Jesus have been given different names over the centuries. At first, they were called "Christians," which means "Christ ones" (Acts 11:26). The commonest word for these committed to Jesus is disciple, which means a learner. In his epistle, Paul addressed the Christians as saints, those set apart for God. They are also called believers, beloved, or children of God. Each of these names describes a distinctive characteristic of the lives of those who follow Christ. In our text, John suggests another name for Christians: overcomers. A Christian is one who overcomes.