Should you profit from your ministry



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This message is presented by Amos Johnson Jr, PhD. He is the Founder & Pastor of Church for Entrepreneurs. God has given him a calling to help Christian Entrepreneurs succeed at their calling. He believes a fulfilled life comes from clearly knowing what God has called you to do and doing it.

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Here are the scripture references

1 Timothy 5:17-18 ASV

[17] Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.
[18] For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. And, The laborer is worthy of his hire.

1 Corinthians 9:11,13-14 ASV

[11] If we sowed unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your carnal things?
[13] Know ye not that they that minister about sacred things eat of the things of the temple, and they that wait upon the altar have their portion with the altar?
[14] Even so did the Lord ordain that they that proclaim the gospel should live of the gospel.

Numbers 18:21,24,26 ASV

[21] And unto the children of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service which they serve, even the service of the tent of meeting.
[24] For the tithe of the children of Israel, which they offer as a heave-offering unto Jehovah, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
[26] Moreover thou shalt speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up a heave-offering of it for Jehovah, a tithe of the tithe.

Philippians 4:17-19 ASV

[17] Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that increaseth to your account.
[18] But I have all things, and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, and odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God.
[19] And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 10:8-10,14 ASV

[8] Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give.
[9] Get you no gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses;
[10] no wallet for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food.
[14] And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, as ye go forth out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet.

Luke 8:1-3 NLT

[1] Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him,
[2] along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons;
[3] Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.

1 Timothy 6:5,9-10 NLT

[5] These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they have turned their backs on the truth. To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy.
[9] But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
[10] For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

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