The Prayer Of The Church Essay

811 Words Sep 29th, 2016 4 Pages
God has called me to be a pastor-teacher “For the equipping of the saints for the work of service” (Ephesians 4:12). The reward of being a pastor far surpasses any frustration I will ever feel in ministry. And so I say with the apostle Paul, “I pass on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).
2. Reasons for the commitment in the church Ministry
a) The church is the only institution Christ promised to build and bless. He said: “I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it” (Matthew 16:18). Christ’s purpose in the world is to call to himself a redeemed people who will live to the praise of his glory. He is building the church.
b) The corporate functions of the body all takes place in the church. The church is where God has ordained his people to meet together to celebrate the Lord’s Supper, to worship him and to encourage and edify one another. It’s my joy to call God’s people to worship. Just as the psalmist said, “Come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pastor, and the sheep of his hand. (Psalms 95:6-7)
c) Preaching is the chief human means God uses to dispense his grace. The apostle Paul commanded Timothy to, “preach the word” (2 timothy 4:2). A message of grace, by which God saves people and transforms lives.
d) I will be directly responsible to God for the lives of the people he will give me to shepherd and watch…

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