Efficiency

Outline

 

1. Well-Doing by Learning

2. Cultivation of Native Endowments

3. The Spirit of Readiness

4. Appreciation of Values

5. Self-Adjustment to a Given End

6. Capability Linked with Fidelity

7. Ministerial Efficiency

8. Efficiency Tested by Fruitfulness

9. An All-Embracing Efficiency

 

1. Well-Doing by Learning

 

Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do good.  Seek justice.  Help the oppressed.  Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.

 

2. Cultivation of Native Endowments

 

1 Timothy 4:14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you.

 

3. The Spirit of Readiness

 

Titus 3:1 Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good.

 

1 Peter 5:2  Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

 

Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?”  I said, “Here I am. Send me.”

 

4. Appreciation of Values

 

Philippians 4:8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

 

5. Self-Adjustment to a Given End

 

1 Corinthians 9:20-22 When I was with the Jews, I lived like a Jew to bring the Jews to Christ. When I was with those who follow the Jewish law, I too lived under that law. Even though I am not subject to the law, I did this so I could bring to Christ those who are under the law. 21When I am with the Gentiles who do not follow the Jewish law, I too live apart from that law so I can bring them to Christ. But I do not ignore the law of God; I obey the law of Christ.   22 When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some.

 

6. Capability Linked with Fidelity

 

Matthew 25:20-21 The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of silver came forward with five more and said, ‘Master, you gave me five bags of silver to invest, and I have earned five more.’  21 “The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’

 

7. Ministerial Efficiency

 

2 Timothy 2:15 Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.

 

8. Efficiency Tested by Fruitfulness

 

John 15:8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.

 

Colossians 1:10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

 

9. An All-Embracing Efficiency

 

Philippians 4:13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 09/19/2010