PRIESTHOOD OF BELIEVERS
1 Peter 2:1-5
1. If we understand the doctrine:
a. Remove special distinction of clergy / laity
b. All must have a sense of the ministry God has given
c. All are equally responsible for expansion of the kingdom
d. Insures fullest impact on the community
2. Why the inactivity?
a. Most dont know the rule What can I do?
b. Many dont know where they fit Where do I fit?
c. Never been challenged How do I start?
3. Other factors
a. Laymen hire clergy to do the work
b. Lose so many in teen years, there arent enough men
c. Feeling that the church is not involved in real issues
d. Work of church now being done by community and government agencies
4. Bible says:
a. Every believer has power of the Holy Spirit Acts 2:38
b. Every believer has a gift Romans 12:6-8
c. Every believer is a priest 1 Peter 2:9
d. Every believer can pray Acts 12:12; 16:12; Titus 2:4
e. Every believer can teach Acts 18:26
f. Every believer can minister Matthew 20:26
Every believer can serve Matthew 20:27
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