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  1. MINISTERIAL ETHICS CLASS 3, Section 1 THE STUDY OF ETHICS Attitudes of Good Ethics


  3. MINISTERIAL ETHICS “There is a tendency in the Charismatic Church today to blame all failings on a personal devil or demon that made them do it…”

  4. MINISTERIAL ETHICS 1- Our bodies are still under the gravity of the sin condition. 2- The greatest struggle is in ourselves not in the outside world. The TRUTH

  5. MINISTERIAL ETHICS 3- The greatest and ONLY victory in the area of CHRISTIAN morality and ethics comes as the Holy Spirit grows His fruit in us. It cannot be done with human willpower. The TRUTH

  6. MINISTERIAL ETHICS GALATIANS 5:16-26 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.17For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

  7. MINISTERIAL ETHICS GALATIANS 5:16-26 another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

  8. MINISTERIAL ETHICS GALATIANS 5:16-26 adultery, fornication, uncleanness (impure motives), lewdness, (appealing to lust)20idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

  9. MINISTERIAL ETHICS GALATIANS 5:16-26 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

  10. MINISTERIAL ETHICS GALATIANS 5:16-26 the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

  11. MINISTERIAL ETHICS GALATIANS 5:16-26 law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

  12. MINISTERIAL ETHICS GALATIANS 5:16-26 conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

  13. MINISTERIAL ETHICS • There are ways that we think which lead us into temptation and sin. • When we begin to believe that we are more unique, powerful, gifted or deserving of special treatment we sin. ETHICAL ATTITUDES

  14. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, 2 saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  15. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. 4 For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  16. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  17. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 their garments. 6 They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, 7 greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’  THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  18. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 8 But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. 9 Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  19. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 heaven. 10 And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ. 11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.  12 And whoever exalts himself will be THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  20. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. 13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  21. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. 14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  22. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation. 15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  23. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves. 16 Woe to you, blind guides, who THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  24. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it.’ 17 Fools and blind! For which is greater, THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  25. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold? 18 And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  26. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 perform it.’ 19 Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift? 20 Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all things on it.  THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  27. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 21 He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it. 22 And he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits on it. THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  28. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  29. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. 24 Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  30. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  31. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 26 Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  32. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  33. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. 29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  34. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, 30 and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  35. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 with them in the blood of the prophets.’ 31 Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  36. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 of your fathers’ guilt.33 Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?34 Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  37. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, 35 that on you may come all the righteous THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  38. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.  THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  39. MINISTERIAL ETHICS MATTHEW 23:1-36 36 Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.” THE WAYS IN WHICH MINISTERS SIN

  40. MINISTERIAL ETHICS • Thinking of themselves more than they should. • Priest-craft – using spiritual gifts or positions as a means to manipulate or dominate others. THE SINFUL ATTITUDES OF MINISTERS


  42. MINISTERIAL ETHICS • There is a difference between being a DECENT person and holding to a PERSONAL HOLY SPIRIT STANDARD of living. • Many secular people are DECENT and have good, moral values. THE HOLINESS OF GOD

  43. MINISTERIAL ETHICS • The value system of a DECENT human being can come from the human idea of being nice and fun. • The value system for the believer is very different. THE HOLINESS OF GOD

  44. MINISTERIAL ETHICS ROMANS 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  THE CHRIST-LIKE VALUE SYSTEM

  45. MINISTERIAL ETHICS ROMANS 12:1-2 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” THE CHRIST-LIKE VALUE SYSTEM

  46. MINISTERIAL ETHICS • “That ethical standards are seriously regarded by the secular authorities as well as by the Christian church IS NOT questioned. The presence of police forces and courts of law Philip E. Hughes

  47. MINISTERIAL ETHICS throughout the world testifies to the concern for what is socially equitable... It would however, be a mistake to conclude that Christian and secular ethics must be virtually Philip E. Hughes

  48. MINISTERIAL ETHICS identical simply because both have a concern for decency and order and profess antipathy to injustice...” (Christian Ethics in Secular Society – Baker Book House) Philip E. Hughes

  49. MINISTERIAL ETHICS • The secular is driven by the motive to make his surroundings a better place and offer his chaste conduct as an offering to secular society and the god of humanism. BIBLICAL ETHICS

  50. MINISTERIAL ETHICS • Ethics that come from your parents or culture. • It points back to human upbringing and reflects on the past culture. All the best praises go to the human spirit. GENERATIONAL ETHICS