What Role Does God Play In Ministry

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As we have been learning in class, there is one big question we have to answer. That question is, “whose ministry is it?” It is surely not ours. We are not perfect and cannot do anything without God. So, there are more questions we need to answer. Four big ones are: who is God, how is God identified and named in ministry, who is the agent of ministry, what is the pastor’s role in ministry. The first one is “who is God?”.
God is many things. The Apostles’ Creed says, God is “the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth”. God is our song of hope. We know this from Our Song of Hope which says “Our God loves this world…. We know Christ to be our only hope.”. We know this from the Belgic Confessions that God is “eternal, incomprehensible, invisible, unchangeable…” and so much more! We know who God is from Scripture, like Psalms. Psalms 94:22 says “But the Lord has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge.”. From all of these passages, we know that God created us and loves us. He is our only hope in times of need and we can lean on Him. He is stronger than us and can take it all, which is why we refer to Him as our ‘rock of refuge’. That is who God is. The next question to answer is, “how is God identified and named in ministry”?
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We cannot see the future of the world like God. Scripture says that God can be seen in all of creation. We know God is there because of creation. He is the one who takes care of everything. We know who God is and this can be seen in His ministry. God is the one who started the ministry, He knew it would all happen even before the world came to be. God knows each of us and how we fit into His great plan. He knew He would have to send Jesus because we sin, and He does not want us to be separated form Him. This makes Jesus the agent of His

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