All Christians Are In Full-Time Ministry

“But I have written more boldly to you on some points so as to remind you, because of the grace given to me by God to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles. I serve the gospel of God like a priest, so that the Gentiles may become an acceptable offering, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.”¬†Romans 15:15-16 NET


In closing his letter to the Romans, Paul asks the church to live as ministers to the Gentiles even as he lives like a priest to the Gentiles so that they become saved and productive children of God. This is God’s will for us, to win the Gentiles, the people separated from God, to God through Jesus, the world’s Savior. A minister brings people to God, and he brings God to people. We bring people to God through prayer and sharing His good news recorded in His word of His love for the world, His sacrifice for the world’s sins, and His resurrection of hope for living forever in His world. We bring God to people by praying for His presence and sharing His word, encouraging and equipping people to walk by faith in obedience to everything Jesus has commanded. Regardless of our vocation, that which pays our bills, our occupation is to build God’s kingdom upon earth as it is in heaven through seeing ourselves as minsters to all people until all people are walking with Christ in absolute obedience to it Christ.

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