In Corinthians 2, Paul states that he has intentionally decided to limit himself to one topic: “Jesus and Him crucified.” Paul explains in that chapter that this single, determined pursuit is what forms the essential element of his preaching. It is what produces a demonstration of the gospel before the people.
Does your ministry enslave people by making them dependent on you or does it empower them by freely giving them all you have? A cult is a ministry where the teaching enslaves you to the leader. Biblical ministry does exactly the opposite. The way you use your spiritual gifts is the crucial test of your ministry.
15For he will be great in the sight of the Lord…He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. 16And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. 17He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the