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The Ministry to the Lord (Acts 13:2)

Introductory Thoughts

The Christian’s relationship at times is unfathomable. For this reason, it may be difficult to conceive that believers can actually minister to the Lord. Yet, the pages of God’s word declare that it is not only possible but a big part of being saved. Ministering to the Lord is done by fulfilling the ministry of the word, the ministry of reconciliation, and the ministry of the saints. Additionally, you can visualize it by considering that ministering to the Lord is accomplished when believers do anything that offers God the praise and honour due Him. In Acts chapter 13, the believers “ministered unto the Lord” and though the passage does not offer specifics on what this entailed, an understanding of the previously mentioned ministries sheds light on their efforts.

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): One way we can minister to the Lord is to thank Him often (Hebrews 13:15) for what He is: He is powerful (Psalm 62:11), holy (Psalm 99:9), great (Psalm 104:1), good (Psalm 107:1), the only God (Isaiah 45:5a), and true (John 3:33).
  • (For everyone): What are some ways in which you can minister to the Lord? What are some things that would indicate Gods worth to you? How could prayer, giving, and praise be considered ministry?
  • Do you want the Lord to use you to do greater things for Him? What are you doing to minister to Him right now? What happened when the believers ministered to Him in Acts chapter 13?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask the Lord to teach you how to minister to Him.
  • Ask God to help you submit to His will for your life.