What is ministry? Ministry is the activity and responsibility of the local church in the fulfillment of itís biblically defined mandate in the world(Dr. roger Pascoe, president of the institute for biblical preaching).
Ephesians 4:11-13 says and he gave some apostles, and some prophets and some evangelists and some pastors, and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Every born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ has ministry in them. It may not be to preach or teach but it is a ministry that is equally important to the Lord. Ministry is service. You are serving God and the people of God. You are also helping others by ministering to their needs.
The ministry is a gift from God that he may glorify Him and bring others to Christ. The ministry is not to be taken lightly as if it is manís work. It is Godís work for we are dealing with people souls. Second Corinthians 5:18-19 says and all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.
We are saved for ministry not to do our own thing but the things of Christ. We are ambassadors and must begin to walk worthy of the ministry that we are called to.
In conclusion, there is ministry in you, a ministry so great that the mind of man can not conceive what the Lord has prepared for those who will follow. Some Christians think they canít be used because of their past, but there is no sin too bad that the Lord can not use you. Amen.
Thanks for your article. I agree with you. Every believer can serve and be an ambassador for Christ. No sin you have committed can exclude you from serving God once you repent and believe in the Lord Jesus. As a matter of fact, those who were lost and did many wrong things in the past may very well be the best ambassadors, not only because they tend to be more fervent in their reach for Christ, but they can be an encouragement to others who may feel that they are not worthy.