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What the Resurrection Means for Ministry

For Christ’s love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: If One died for all, then all died. And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the One who died for them and was raised..” 2 Cor. 5:14-15 HCSB

We’re crazy about life at Giving of Life. We praise the Life Giver. We encourage those who offer life in His name. We fund life-giving ministries, and pray for those in need of life. But all that craziness is based on one seemingly crazy event—the resurrection of Jesus Christ. After the recent Easter weekend, it has been occupying our minds. Take a moment to reflect on these truths about the resurrection and what it means for you and your ministry.

  • The resurrection means your actions—great or small—have an eternal impact.
  • The resurrection means the new life you offer the lost and hurting is never-fading and never-ending.
  • The resurrection means ministry failures and set-backs will be re-claimed and re-defined by the cross.
  • The resurrection means the tears and suffering you endure and observe have meaning.
  • The resurrection means you do not minister alone.
  • The resurrection means you can offer real help and hope to the real-world problem of sin.
  • The resurrection means you are forgiven and you can forgive others that attack your ministry.
  • The resurrection means you are divinely empowered with a message of reconciliation.
  • The resurrection means the evil you see around you has already been conquered.
  • The resurrection means you can be radically bold in your message and ministry.
  • The resurrection means ministry successes are only a small foretaste of an even greater joy to come.

It is only through the resurrection of Jesus Christ that we are able to offer and celebrate new life—a life that begins today and lasts forever. Carry on life givers! Because the power through which you minister will never stop—you shouldn’t either! 

What have you been thinking on as a result of the resurrection? 

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