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Don’t Minister To Save Your Soul

January 26, 2009

You’re probably going to get a few Ed Clowney quotes over the next few days. This one pierced my heart today:

“There is no call  to the ministry that is not first a call to Christ. You dare not lift your hands to place God’s name in blessing on people until you have first clasped them in penitent petition for his saving grace. Until you have done that the issue you face is not really your call to the ministry. It is your call to Christ… Don’t seek the ministry to save your soul…A man cannot earn his salvation by preaching that salvation cannot be earned.” (Edmund Clowney, Called to the Ministry, p 5)

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