Where does ministry and the Christian lifestyle start?

Posted: May 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Let’s look first at what the  definition of a Christian is and then we can go from there and look at what the life style is supposed to be and then go to the ministerial portion of this life style of Jesus followers and God worshipers and see where this will lead us and how it does in fact better our lives and what areas it touches our lives as well as how it can affect other people we come into contact with as long as we as Christians keep it real, do not over exaggerate and ove emphasize the scripture and keep it as God’s sovereign word in order to keep it alive for generations to come.

The tools I will use for this article are the Webster’s Library of Practical Information and the King James version of the bible and we will see if these two sources of endless information line up and then I will put in my view point on this particular topic.

Christian is defined in the Webster’s Library of Practical Information as:  The religion of those who accept Jesus as God incarnate.

The bible says this  in Acts 11:26 it states: And when he had found him he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembles themselves with the church, and  taught much people.And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. This passage here to me would describe where the term came from  and when it was first used , it was first used in Antioch to describe the disciples .

In 26:28 still in the book of Acts it states : Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. Herod Agrippa was the son of  Herod in acts 12 and he is simply called Agrippa in scripture and in this passage he admits to Paul that he almost believed what Paul believed and thus he said Paul almost persuaded him to become a Christian.

1Pete 4:16  states : Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. Behalf meaning  matter . So in this context it is saying if a man suffers for reasons of simply being a Christian then he should not be ashamed of this and glorify God  for this matter because he will be rewarded greatly in heaven for this deed.

Now we should look at this first  where does the Christian lifestyle start first? It starts  through the heart taught by the parents and is then  re-enforced by the pastor of the church. We start by being good stewards of time and money freely giving and not keeping a death grip on what we have for all that we have was given to us by God and there for we need to recognize that it is his not ours. We accept Christ  as out lord and savior and pay no attention to those who mock and make fun of us for their judgement will come in due time not in our time.

Ministry where does it start? It starts at home through daily reading of the bible, and staying in the spirit as much as possible with out being negative or abusive in any way. This to me is where the ministry starts and is established within the confines of the house hold and then expands out into the community and work place as we reach different stages in our knowledge of the scriptures.

I hope this is an enlightening article and makes you think. Until next time as always keep the rubber side down and may God richly bless you.

Rambo

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