Sun, 1 September 2013
August 18, 2013
Synopsis: Jesus choose, appointed, selected, ordained twelve out of the number of disciples to be apostles (Mark-16). That made them special…right? Well, the in sight of those around them…maybe, but Jesus used them to teach God’s lesson that all were servants (John -17).
Churches often have “ordination” service to “ordain” people in the church for particular ministries to the body. Whoever would be leaders in the church must be servants to all finds meaning in a word located in the dictionary between ordain and ordination. That word is “ordinary.” All Christians have the same mission (Ephesians-13). It doesn’t matter what your individual assignment, gifts, callings, position might be in the church. Your ethnic diversity doesn’t affect your assignment any more than you socioeconomic standing or sexuality (Galatians -29). Every believer is called, gifted, ordained by God the Father to minister to others in the church until all come to maturity in Christ Jesus. All believers are called to be ordinary, because all are designated to be servants.
Have you found your place of service in the body of Christ? If not, why? Maybe you are not looking, immature, lazy or … Time is what you are wasting. You only have a short time to fulfill your calling. Better get started.
Scripture Text (NLT): Mark-16a; John -17; Ephesians -13; Galatians -29
Scripture Reading: John-17