Thursday, May 24, 2018

Calling To Ministry

One of the most important "lacks" in the Church today is, I think, the understanding that a minister is called by God. What do you expect him (or her) to be? What do you expect him to do? He is just a mortal. What makes him a minister is that God Himself has chosen to act through His calling. That is why he was ordained. The ordination was done to recognise that fact. For that reason also, people once feared if they saw someone interfering with an ordained minister. David's respect for Saul was seen as a type of ministry (1 Samuel 26:11). OBSERVATION: It was at the end of the 19th century that ministry as a means of grace went out of fashion. Today that is unheard of. I would guess it has to do with the increasing secularisation of our thinking.

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