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Sender's name: crystal burns
Yes, I was wonder how to become an actual preacher as in preaching in a church every sunday ive serched for the answers online but havent found anything to help me please tell me what u did and how to became one or if u know a different way to become one.
There are many ministry opportunities available to you. As far as public preaching, you could preaching to women and children (1 Tim 2:12f).
In order to preach or teach, you need to be a Christian. First of all, this means that you have heard the Gospel (Rom 10:17). The Gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ (1 Cor 15:1-4). Jesus died for our sins and rose from the grave which is why the Gospel has the power of salvation (Rom 1:16). This passage from Romans says that the Gospel is the power of salvation to "everyone who believes." This means you must believe in the Gospel. Belief, or faith, leads to action (James 2:14f). The actions that are to come from faith are repentance (Luk 13:3; Acts 2:38), which simply means turning your life to God. Your faith needs to acknowledge Jesus as your "Lord," which means that Jesus calls the shots in your life (Rom 10:9-10). Faith also leads to immersion into Christ, or baptism (Acts 2:38; 1 Pet 3:21). Baptism "into Christ" is when you become a new creature in Christ (Rom 6:1-7). Christ's blood frees you from sin. As a new creature, you are to put on the new self (Col 3:1f). You are buried and raised up with Christ and no longer walk according to your own way, but his way. His blood cleanses your sins. Walking with Christ, he will use your gifts to serve and minister to others (Rom 12:1-8).
Only in Christ according to the scriptures can you minister to others in his name. I would recommend you find a local church of Christ in your area and talk to the minister there about serving God.
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