Basin Theology

As you sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world

John 17:18
Acts 1:15-17,20-26; Psalms 103:1-2,11-12,19-20; I John 4:11-16; John 17:11-19

Sermon Week/Year

Seventh Sunday of Easter, B

The story is told of a young person, who, seeing all the suffering in the world, complains bitterly to God: “Even I could make a better world than this one.” God’s answer? “That is what you are supposed to be doing.”

Today, if you are wondering what you are supposed to be doing the answer is clear. If you belong to Jesus Christ in any way at all, you are supposed to become His minister. It is not a matter of clergy and laity. It is a matter of all of us being in the ministry of Christ our Lord who tells us that He came “not to be served but to serve.”

Henry Ward Beecher once said,

Religion means work; it means hard work; it means work in a dirty world. The world has to be cleansed by somebody, and you are not really called of God unless you are prepared to scour and scrub. So put on your overalls and get to…

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