Unworthy Servants – The Royal, Holy Priesthood

Have you ever heard this before?  Do you understand? Do you agree?

Here is a sermon for you to read if you have time. The sermon is around 6 pages in length, so give yourself around 15 minutes to read it.  Here are two quotes from the sermon: “The priesthood of the believer also conveys a burden of responsibility.” and speaking of The Wizard of Oz, “Sometimes we go through life as if we are expecting some wizard to rescue us from everything that’s difficult. The truth of the matter is that God has already come into your heart and rescued you from all that is deadly.”

http://www.yateschurch.org/clientimages/41513/sermons/everybelieverisaminister2-15-09.pdf

So now that you’ve read the sermon, do you agree?  The Priesthood of Believers

As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  (1 Peter 2:4-5 ESV)

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.  (1 Peter 2:9 ESV)

If you are a Christian you are a minister, a holy priest.  Does that change your perspective a bit?  It should.  Now balance Peter’s claim to priesthood with Christ’s call to servanthood; humility and royalty.

So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”  (Luke 17:10 ESV)

Humility and service that honors God; I am the daughter of the King of Kings, and I am here to serve others on His behalf with all the power, love, grace and mercy that He provides.

Lord help me walk as an unworthy servant whom You have chosen to set as Your minister to those I come in contact with each day.  Help me shine Your light to all those around me and to consider them more than I do myself.  Help me be obedient to Your word so that I can bring glory to Your name.  Amen.

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  (John 8:12 ESV)

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