DAY TWO: THE MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST
- Whether carrying out the ministry of the “clergy” or “laymen,” all believers
are called to the ministry of Jesus Christ, their faith enabling them to be used
So, what is the ministry of Jesus Christ?
Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the
What was the ministry of Jesus Christ? How did He accomplish it?
If our ministry is the ministry of Jesus Christ, and He has already become
the sacrifice for sin so that man can be reconciled to God, then what is left
Following the event of Jesus Christ’s obedience, God has passed the torch to
us, so to speak. He accomplished the means for man to be reconciled to Him, and
it is ours to become His ambassadors. An ambassador has at least two major
responsibilities; to communicate effectively in the stead of the party whom
he/she represents and to embody the ideals and principles of the party whom
he/she represents in such a way that important matters can be discussed, dealt
with, and decided with clarity and confidence. An ambassador is sent with all
the authority of that party, making the position of ambassador one of high honor
This is the ministry of every believer, given at salvation (2 Corinthians 4:1 ). Though the
daily tasks that each of us carry out may differ, we are all ambassadors, sent
to point others to Jesus Christ and the reconciliation that He made
Take a few moments and write your thoughts, concerns, and questions in your
journal. Allow the following thought suggestions to guide you.
What are your thoughts and feelings about being a part of a ministry shared
by all believers?
Reread the description of an ambassador and his/her responsibilities, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 . Does that
describe you? Explore your thoughts, feelings, and questions.
What is God teaching you about ministry?