The week is going by quickly and everyone has been hard at work. Several of our groups stayed late at their worksites yesterday in an effort to get more accomplished. Each night, we are glad for a time of worship to praise God for who He is and to hear from His Word.
David, our worship speaker, continued unpacking the Beatitudes. Throughout the week, he has been talking with students about what Jesus teaches in this part of the Sermon on the Mount. We have learned thus far that true satisfaction is found in Christ and is characterized by humility, righteousness, and Christ-like actions. When a person follows Christ, there comes the understanding of one’s own sinfulness that really juxtaposes the holiness of God. Jesus’s perfect righteousness becomes ours by His grace, and the natural outflow of this understanding is actions that reflect who God is in His love.
This evening, students also heard about resources to use in discerning a call to ministry. Every follower of Christ is called to ministry regardless of what context they are in. Jesus commands us to make disciples and to love others no matter what field we are in or what career we have. Some, though, are called to devote themselves to ministry by vocation. We Are the Called is a ministry devoted to helping students who may be sensing a call to ministry for themselves. They encourage students to hear from God and exercise discernment.