Who’s Ministry Is It Anyway?

I remember hearing a “Christian” comedian make the statement that his comedy is not the ministry but that he was the ministry.  I have a problem with that statement and how he views himself.  If Jesus Christ said in  John 5:19Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.

How can I be a ministry if I can only do with the Holy Spirit works within me and expresses out of me?  I am a vessel to be poured out.  If I couldn’t save myself from sin and the wrath of God; then how can I even hope to minister without God working through me outwardly?  Faith produces works which is a testament to my salvation (James 2:14-24). It is through everything I do, do I glorify God and that includes my work or job as well as.

For Workplace Ministry Page:

Because of the attitude Joseph has about working and living out his daily life as a servant of God the benefits flowed over to Potiphar.  Joseph’s workplace behavior served as a witness.  “3And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.”  Even a pagan saw that the LORD was with him and for Joseph’s sake God blessed Potiphar’s entire house!  Even in prison he continued to carry himself that way.  Can you imagine the effect Christians can have on the workplace if they stop trying to be like everybody else?  Can you imagine the effect the Church could have if they would stop conforming to the world? Just think if every Christian did what Peter instructed us to do and put it into practice regardless of the situation like Joseph did.  We wouldn’t need any special formula or secret tricks to bring up Christ or salvation.  The first thing people see even before you open your mouth is your life.  What makes these two scriptures so unique to me is that Joseph is a type of Christ or example or even pattern.  So before we react or not act at all and as we wish to change our hostile enivronments try to change how you represent Christ in your living. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be ready to answer, so we should study the Word of God.  And you can’t really live without studying what it is you are trying to live out.  Being effective in the workplace starts with us and our relationship with God.  So are you seeking after His righteousness?

We try so hard to separate God from certain aspects of our lives.  What we tell the world is don’t look at my hands just keep your eyes on my lips and the words I speak.  When Jesus walked into the lives of the disciples they dropped everything and follow Christ; jobs included.  They stopped doing what made them money to follow Jesus.  When the heart is given to God, it transforms the life lived by that person.  The whole person and the job or life of that person becomes a witness to the work of Jesus Christ on the life of sinners.  To cut off your witness within the world when we are not at home, church or behind any closed doors kills our witness and the ministry that is being worked within you by God the Holy Spirit.

John 8:54Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me. 55Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word.

John 5:30By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.

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