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Having This Ministry – A Sermon

Ministry is not easy; it often comes with sharp pain and torment. Yet 70 percent of the active clergy interviewed for the National Clergy Survey say they have never doubted or questioned their call, and say they are deeply satisfied with their calling. Duke Divinity School professor of preaching, Richard Lischer, reflects on the ministry experience of Paul, who understood that his life as a minister was “always being given up to death for Jesus sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested.” Ministry, Lischer says, “is like love: it never ends,” because “the very conditions of its defeat only create the possibilities for its birth.” Read the full homily, given at the Pulpit & Pew Summative Conference in 2004.

 

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