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We Are All Called to Ministry

Psalm 55:9-11 says “Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city. Day and night they prowl about in its walls; malice and abuse are within it. Destructive forces are at work in the city; threats and lies never leave its streets.” Though this psalm was written hundreds of years ago, it accurately describes the cities we live in today.

Amid the violence, strife and destruction, it is important for Christians to understand our job as Jesus’s representatives to the world. While we are not all employed at a church, we are all called to ministry of some kind. We are ministers in our workplaces, on our volunteer teams and in our homes. 1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” We do not have to wonder whether we are called into the ministry. We are a part of the royal priesthood by virtue of our calling to be Christians. 

The beautiful thing about being part of ministry is that we are not called to do it by ourselves. We are not here by our own commission, nor do we speak with our own authority. We are sent by God and He commands what we say. In and out of the church, we are always Christ’s ambassadors, and we are equipped by God to be so.

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