Saturday, May 3, 2014
How important discipleship is to the work of ministry of the Gospel if we are to thrive as a people, a church, and, a community of disciples of Jesus the Christ.
Before one can be ordained he or she, for that matter, needs to explicitly be in relationship with Jesus and repent.
I remember being ordained a priest.
However, I should have been prepared to be a minister of the Gospel.
This work is meant for apostles, not the unrepented, and, not for those who have no relationship with Jesus the Christ.
Charisms, gifts of the Holy Spirit emerge usually after one begins her or his relationship with Christ, not before.