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You see, when God calls us, He first calls us to salvation. He calls us to repent of our sins and come to Jesus Christ to be saved and to receive salvation for your souls. Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus ,and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved..
Now after the calling to salvation comes the second calling, and the second calling is the call to discipleship. The call to discipleship is the call to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. It is the call to live the Christ-like, or the Christian lifestyle. But to live the Christian life style, one must always be in prayer daily. One must take time out to read, memorize, study ,and to obey the Word of God. One must belong, attend, and fellowship with a bible believing Church where Jesus Christ is Lord, and is preached. One must always praise and worship the Lord Jesus Christ. One must always attend Bible study and Sunday School so you can learn more about Jesus Christ and how you should live for him on a daily basis. In other words, one must be willing to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ.
Now the third calling that we get from God is the call to ministry. Now most people think that the call to ministry is just for certain folk. But if you are a born again Christian, you have been called to ministry. That is you have been called, commanded to share the good news of Jesus Christ with your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and to whomever you may have come in contact with. Mark 16:15 says “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” You must understand that the call to ministry does not mean a call to the pulpit.
Also one must understand that just because you may have been called to minister, and if you are child of God, you have been called to minister, but yet that does not necessary means that you have been called to pastor. Ephesians 4:11 says, “And he gave some apostles, some, prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.” Not all of us has been called to pastor.
Yes, all of us who are born again believers in Christ has been called to minister the the gospel of Jesus Christ because in 2 Corinthiams 5:18 say that God has given us the “ministry of reconciliation”, that is to share the good news of Jesus Christ to the world, but yet one must understand that there is more to ministry than just pastoring. Yes, all of us who are born again believers in Christ have been called to minister God’s word, but not all of us is called to the same ministries, or have the same ministries. You see, some of us have been called to the Pastor ministries, Associate Minister ministries Evangelism/Street Witnessing ministries, Teaching ministries, Deacon ministries Prison ministries, Hospital ministries, Feeding the homeless ministries, Retirement home ministries, Children ministries, Youth ministries, Young Adult ministries, Men ministries, Women ministries, Pre-marriage and marriage counseling ministries, College ministries, Education ministries, Dance ministries, Music ministries, Home and Foreign mission
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