Wednesday, January 25, 2012

LESSON THREE: “1 Peter: Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times – A Sue Edwards Inductive Bible Study”

Lesson 3 of “1 Peter: Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times – A Sue Edwards Inductive Bible Study” talks primarily about our call as Christians to ministry as priests. What a fantastic honor and responsibility! That places us in quite an elite group with Jesus as our High Priest. I really can’t completely grasp all that this honor entails. Maybe when I finish this 1 Peter study, I will do my own study on the priesthood throughout the Bible so that I might know what my responsibility really is.

My ministry has varied over the years. I’ve been involved in choir and drama. I’ve facilitated adult Bible studies and taught Sunday School. I’ve spent time in the nursery and taught children. I’ve maintained a Bible Study Blog for several years, and review books. I’ve encouraged others through cards, letters and emails of prayers that I’ve said for them. I’ve brought gifts to the medical professionals who treated me for cancer. One constant has remained through each of these activities and is a joy and a privilege that rewards me each time I engage in it: prayer. Definitely a priestly practice, wouldn’t you say?

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