Is Ministry Reserved Only For Holy People?

Is Ministry Reserved Only For Holy People?

Very often when we think of Christian ministry and ministering to people, we think of priests and pastors. In our minds they most definitely are chosen for ministry as they preach during service, perform weddings and funerals, call on the sick, counsel the suffering and provide assistance to the needy. Is that what is meant by Christian ministry?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “minister” means to give aid or service. Notice that this definition says nothing about who and is all about what is done.

Two passages will help to clarify what it means to minister.

Minister Means to Meet People’s Needs

Matthew 25.31-46 is the parable of a king who separates his people into two groups. The people in the first group are invited to enjoy the magnificent inheritance prepared for them. Why? Because this group provided food
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Can God Anoint You?

Can God Anoint You?

After a heartfelt message on brokenness, people streamed up to the altar for prayer. One young woman came tearfully up to our prayer team. She was in a life-and-death battle with cancer and asked for prayer for healing. Our pastor took a glass bottle of oil, anointed her, and prayed for her as many others gathered around her in support.

While this type of anointing is a physical anointing, it has much in common with spiritual anointing. We can better understand spiritual anointing by using physical anointing as our springboard. (more…)

God Can Use You

God Can Use You

When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.”
Ephesians 3:14 (NLT)

The day of the week escapes me, but I was on my knees at the bottom of the green recliner in my den, praying. The month is unclear, but it was in the late 1990’s. My prayer life radically changed. Prior to this, I had made a commitment to God; no matter how exhausted, I would not go to bed without reading my Bible and praying on my knees. I knew I needed to follow through. Deuteronomy 13:4 (NASB)

Sounds simple, right? Pray every night before bed. That should be easy enough. After all, I knew (more…)

Can You Remarry if You Are Divorced?

Can You Remarry if You Are Divorced?

Today we have a Guest writer with us and his name is Shawn Holcomb. The question Shawn has answered today is a question that many followers of Christ ask if they have been through a divorce. Let’s all give Shawn a big Ask God Today welcome in the comments below.

Can You Remarry if You Are Divorced?
by Shawn Holcomb

The easy answer is yes, but the question that really should be asked is this, “Should I remarry after my divorce?” The reason I make this question personal is because each person and situation is unique and should be measured by what God says surrounding relationships … all relationships.

What is your story?

  • Are you divorced because of your ex’s infidelity? If yes, (more…)
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