I remember when I was ordained into the Gospel ministry in 1983. Pastors and deacons laid hands on me and prayed for me, and I was set apart for the purpose of preaching the Gospel.
Ordained simply speaks of being set apart for a purpose. John 15:16 says that Jesus has chosen and ordained each of us—every Christian—to bear fruit for Him.
In this Growth Points video, I want to challenge you to be rooted in Christ and bearing fruit for Him in these summer months. There are so many ways that we can reach into our communities with the Gospel, if we will remember that we are set apart for this very purpose.
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