So, minister, I ask you again. How does one truly define the value of a particular product or service? As a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Your product is Salvation! No, you’re not selling forgiveness, but you understand the connection I’m trying to make. You are preaching the infallible Word of God, and you must convince people they need Jesus! It is imperative that they accept Christ as Savior so they can inherit eternal life in heaven, or be damned to an eternal burning Hell.
Jesus lived as a man on earth for a little over 33 years. The interesting thing is the fact that Jesus basically lived to die. The blood of goats and rams would no longer do. Only one lamb was worthy enough to make a lasting sacrifice. Only the blood of the Lamb of God would do! Christian means to be Christ-like, not devil-like! It’s time for people to get their lives in line with what they say they believe!
As a minister, it’s your job to preach the love of Jesus. The thing is though, you must stay in tune with Jesus, and His plan for humanity. After reading this novel, you can see that the devil will be knocking on your door, if he isn’t already. The Holy Spirit must be your best friend! You must make room for Him in your life. You must always let Him lead you in your call to ministry. Read the Bible and study it. Meditate on the Word daily! Take time to get alone with the Holy Spirit. I’ll share a bit of knowledge with you. Remember Jesus said that where two or more are gathered together in His name, He would be in the midst. Realize with me that when you are initiated by the Holy Spirit to witness to someone, that Jesus is there! Although you may fear rejection by the person, the fact remains, you are not alone!
You must also take time to get alone with Jesus. You must have a personal relationship with Jesus. Many of us say we’re not about religion, and all about a relationship with Jesus. The sad fact is, many of us have a rotten relationship with our Savior. This ain’t no fairly tale! Jesus wasn’t just a good man. He’s my King, my Savior, my Redeemer, my Father, and my Friend! He has the very number of the hairs on our head numbered. He thinks of each of us as many times daily as the number of grains of sand on the earth. He gave His all for us, and many of us won’t even worship. It’s not a necessity for Christians to go to church on Sundays is a popular modern day belief. However, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and the Bible says forsake not the assembling of yourselves together! For any person to say Jesus didn’t really die for me personally is horribly deceived.
Jesus was whipped and beaten beyond recognition. Each time Jesus was hit with the whip by the soldiers, there was a mark left behind. There was a scar in the making, and it had your name on it! Jesus paid the price for our sin. The sinner must understand that Jesus loves them, and it’s your job as a minister to make that happen. The price God was willing to pay reveals the worth of the product He saw! We, His creation, He loved us beyond our ability to comprehend. We are the product that He was willing to pay the price for, and the price God paid was the life of His Son Jesus.