Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ministry Notes: Image

Ministers should most definitely consider their image. Now, I don’t mean so much in how they dress and comb their hair, but in how they behave as a Christian. In fact all Christians need to be very mindful of their image. It is of upmost importance that all believers in Christ hold high moral standards for their image. For the scriptures read:

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans, that though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”

1 Peter 2:9-12

One year at church camp one of our theme songs was “Who Are You” by The Who. No doubt every time I read this passage I hear the repetitive, “who who who who”, But seriously… “I really wanna know…who are you”? Are you a Christian or are you of the world? If you are a Christian than you are to be part of a holy nation. As Christians we are called to be set apart from the world and people need to know who we are.

Christians have a duty to maintain an image that is holy- that is set apart from the world. This duty is for ministers, for elders, for even a newborn Christian. Christians no longer have their own identity; rather they take on one of more importance- Christ’s.

So who are you?

Is your image portraying that of Christ’s?

Link to “Who Are You, by The Who” on youtube:


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