Ordained to serve

I had the privilege last week of celebrating the ordination of my daughter-in-law. It was a joyous occasion as her home church congregation and fellow clergy honored and confirmed her call to the ministry. During the ceremony, my daughter-in-law accepted the awesome responsibility of full-time service to God. She is a professional member of the clergy, but the New Testament tells us that all believers are meant to be ministers.

 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant… 2 Corinthians 3:6

The rite of ordination includes a charge to the candidate to serve in accordance with the responsibilities found in Scripture. Those responsibilities are meant to build up the body of Christ.

As believers, we are each charged with the same duty. How is your life building up the body of believers? Are you being true to your calling?

To be ordained is to be set aside, destined for a purpose.
All Christians, whether clergy or laity, share a solemn, joyous purpose: glorifying God.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9

Will you accept the charge?

About Jonna Hawker Turek

I write Christian fiction under my maiden name, J.B. Hawker.
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2 Responses to Ordained to serve

  1. Kathy Tiss says:

    Congratulations! It must have been wonderful to witness!

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