Dear chorister, if you don’t study the Bible, you’re in the music industry, not music ministry. You’ll sing nonsense and call it “gospel” like we do today. You’ll be entertaining instead of ministering… You better choose one of the two.
Dear Prayer warrior, if you don’t have a communion with God in the closet, and pray your life unto holiness, if you don’t study your Bible, though you jump and shout in numerous prayer gatherings, you may just be another prophet of Baal, though you cast out devils, you may just be a worker of iniquity.
Dear usher, if you don’t guard you heart, and control your thoughts, if you don’t study the Bible, you’re a traffic warden or better still, a party protocol. You simply maintain foot traffic in the assembly.
Dear Bible study leader, if your life is not a living epistle, if you don’t study the Bible, you’re an ordinary public speaker, not a minister. You’ll preach rubbish.
Dear children department coordinator, if you’re still a babe in the scriptures, if you don’t study the Bible, you’re just a social juvenile worker or better still a nanny.
Dear drama group member, if you don’t act out, a holy life, if you don’t study the Bible, you’re just doing Nollywood, no life!
Dear instrumentalist and technical unit member, if you don’t study the Bible, you’re just a D Jay, a very noisy one for that matter.
Dear Prophet, if you don’t study the Bible, you’re just a soothsayer. You’ll be predicting Arsenal vs Leicester city, not anything relevant to God’s kingdom on earth.
Dear Christian writer, if you don’t study the Bible, you’re just D. O. Fagunwa, Chinua Achebe, or the writer of “Eze goes to school.” You’ll write for fiction, not for the Kingdom.
Dear Christian motivational speaker, if you don’t study the Bible, you’re just a psychologist.
Dear church members, if you don’t study the Bible, you’ll be misled by false doctrine and heretic teachings.
And above all, Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I have become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
No matter how anointed you are, if you don’t study the Bible, you’re just a spiritualist, not a spiritual person.
Those who preach and teach alone aren’t the only ones called by God to be rich in the Word of faith and sound doctrine. Every child of God is. This is the reason why many are “merely engaged” by churches, but aren’t ”imparted”. This is why much of what some call “service” in God’s household may result in futility.
Check well before you call it ministration.