Called to preach Christ Crucified.
But we preach Christ crucified, (1 Cor 1:23)
Called to testify the good news of the grace of God, that the gift of eternal life is available for all through Jesus Christ.
Acts 20:24, “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”
Tit 1:2&3, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour.”
Ezekiel 37: “The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, and caused me to pass by them around about: and, behold, there were many in the open valley; and lo, they were very dryAnd he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.Thus saith the LORD GOD unto these bones; behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live.”
Titus 2:11 – For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.
Called to proclaim the good news of justification by faith. That, God justifies the ungodly (unrighteous) and credits righteousness to a person without him or her slogging for good works.
Rom 4:5&6, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works.”
Called to repair the breach.
ISA 58:12 – And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in
Ezk 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
Neh 2:5 And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers’ sepulchres, that I may build it.