If you are a follower of Christ, you are ordained. Perhaps you have never seen yourself that way before, but it's true. You may be an ordained mom or dad, barista or elementary school teacher, or mechanic or lawyer. This is part of what we call, the priesthood of all believers. This week Ian and I explore what it means to represent and serve Christ as "priests" in our various spheres of influence.
The text we interact with is 1 Peter 2:9-10.
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."
Ian and I continue our conversation about how the church can reach out to the broader culture as salt and light. We also began discussing what it means to have a Kingdom vision. Each one of us has a personal mission field as well as a calling from God and gifts to go along with it. How we understand our Kingdom vision will help us put our calling and gifts into practice to reach those who make up our personal mission field.
If you would like to think more thoroughly about your personal mission field, please click here for the resource that will help you in that pursuit. And, if you would like to talk more about this, please don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can set up a meeting to help you move forward.
Church and Culture. That's the topic on this episode of Walking Points. Should Christians run from culture, actively oppose it, compromise with it, or transform it? What's God calling the Church to do in the midst of the culture in which she finds herself? Ian and I wrestle with those questions in this week's episode. Join us for the discussion. As always, if you have any comments, please share them below.
By the way, here's the book and author I was trying to think of when I experienced "brain-freeze" in the middle of this week's episode. Culture Making by Andy Crouch
T.M. Moore's website and ministry is The Fellowship of Ailbe. It's a fantastic site with lots of great resources.
Ian and I had a great discussion this week, but we need your help. Listen to this week's podcast and then, in the comments section below, let us know some things you would like to learn more about and how we can think more Christianly about them.
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