The word ‘ministry’ has become…

The word ‘ministry’ has become a shorthand term for spiritual service that one does full-time while receiving from a congregation or from saints. We didn’t get that from the Bible. It’s a denominational clergy-laity distinction.

#ministry #terminology

It is as a writ­er of gos­pel…

“It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most use to my Mas­ter, whom I serve will­ing­ly al­though not as ef­fi­cient­ly as is my de­sire.” —C.A. Miles

#gifts, #ministry, #service

There’s a big difference between being a …

There’s a big difference between being a “preacher for the church” (common, unbiblical phrase among us) and a “servant of the church” Col 1.25. One is an employee, sometimes a lackey; the other an obedient follower of the Lord Jesus.

#language, #ministry, #service