Your Call

Your Call

Sunday, January 31, 1999
| 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

God's call to us is usually not of the lifesaving, soul-scintillating, firefighting, space-walking , ballet-dancing or touchdown-scoring variety. It is a simple call to proclaim the gospel by living the "foolishness of the cross."

There were always a few kids in school who knew from first grade on just what they wanted to be when they grew up. Do you remember? Remember that kid who wanted to be a doctor? He got junior chemistry sets, dissected earthworms, hung out at the science museum, took all the right classes, got summer jobs at labs and hospitals, and eventually happily trotted off to medical school.

Most of us spend quite a bit of time shopping around before we finally find, or fall into, a profession that seems to suit our personality. The most popular childhood careers of firefighter, football player, ballerina and astronaut are not reflected in the numbers of adults actually involved in those pursuits. Instead we "settle" for jobs that need to be done or are the most available. When's the last time you heard a kid dreaming about growing up to be an office manager or a banker or an electrical line repairer. But all those jobs must be done and done well by someone, if we are to keep our businesses, our ...


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