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"You are separated from the general business of life by being called of God to the work of the ministry. The Holy Ghost said, "Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereto I have called them." Paul said to Timothy, "Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace." "And no man taketh this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron." Your ministry, therefore, is not a profession but a divine calling; not a department of life, of your seeking, but of God's appointment. The Church recognizes this call of God, and supplements it with ordination and assignment to certain fields or departments of work."
Presiding Elder Series;13
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