Paul gives the most concise defnition of New Covenant gospel ministry in 2nd Corinthians 4:5-
For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.
What this means is that:
1} Life is not about us, it’s about Jesus. Share the gospel. Live the gospel.
2} Life is not about us, it’s about serving others. If you’re sharing Jesus, then the normal outflow will be a life of serving others, just like Jesus.
3} Life is not about us, it’s about glorifying God. If you’re sharing the gospel and serving others, Jesus is mightily glorified.
“But what about me?” you ask? Don’t I get something out of this? The answer is: yes. When you share the gospel that Jesus is Lord and serve others so that Jesus is glorified, then you’ll get JOY. True joy and happiness in the Lord comes when we follow this pattern of gospel ministry laid out by Paul.
So go share the gospel today and serve others and glorify Jesus…and experience the joy of the Lord!