As every man hath received the gift,
even so minister the same one to another,
as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God;
if any man minister,
let him do it as of the ability which God giveth:
that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ,
to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:10&11
|Demystifying Ministers, Ministries and Ministering|
There has been quite a bit of confusion over the definition of the term “minister” as used in the New Testament. Most Christian would think that a minister is a pastor who preaches the gospel and ministers to the flock in the church. Moreover, Christians often hear the pastor declares during weddings that he is a minister of the gospel of Christ and this authorizes him to pronounce the man and the bride husband and wife. But is this what is taught in the New Testament? What actually is the biblical definition of a minister? Who are ministers in the New Testament? How can a Christian become a minister? Are there women ministers? What are ministries? What is ministering? How can a minister minister biblically? This book based on a sermon preached is to address some of these questions in hope that Christians will realize that a minister is nothing more a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. His chief end in the ministry is to glorify the Lord and nothing else. So here is this book demystifying the ministers, his ministries and ministering.