THE MINISTRY OF THE WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD CLERICS WITH THEIR COLLARS ON STRAIGHT: PART ONE
What do a translator of Mandarin Chinese, a Cascades logger, a Ninth Queen's Royal Lancer, and a New York City bacteriologist have in common? All have become ministers of the Worldwide Church of God. When Jesus trekked the rugged hills and valleys of ancient Galilee, He selected disciples from the mainstream of life in His day. One was a tax collector. Several were commercial fishermen. Some possibly were farmers, skilled artisans, or maybe small businessmen. They were men who never dreamed of becoming ministers. Yet Christ called and used these men from diverse occupations to build His Church and feed His flock. In the 1900 years that have transpired since Jesus first selected John, Matthew, Peter and the others, God continues to choose his servants from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. God's Church has always been a "little flock," and God's ministers have been called out of many occupations, many times in mid-life, to preach the gospel and serve His Church.
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