Who wants to be an Apostle?

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How many of you would like to be an apostle?  

 

The apostle Paul gives us a clear job description of what the life of an apostle is like.

 

1 Corinthians 4:9-13

For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like those condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to human beings. 10 We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honoured, we are dishonoured! 11 To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 13 when we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world—right up to this moment.

 

So let’s clarify the points:

 

o   End of the procession

o   Condemned to die in the arena

o   Spectacle to the whole universe

o   Fools for Christ

o   Weak

o   Dishonoured

o   Hungry and thirsty

o   In rags

o   Brutally treated

o   Homeless

o   Work hard with our own hands

o   Bless when we are cursed

o   Endure it when persecuted

o   Answer kindly when slandered

o   Scum of the earth

o   Garbage of the world

 

Still got any takers?

 

Please leave a comment.

 

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