Christ Ought to Be All in a Ministry

I might tell you how Christ ought to be all in a ministry. The great work which ordained men are intended to do, is to lift up Christ. We are to be like the pole on which the brazen serpent was hung. We are useful so long as we exalt the great object of faith, but useful no further. We are to be ambassadors to carry tidings to a rebellious world, about the King’s Son, and if we teach men to think more about us and our office than about Him, we are not fit for our place. The Spirit of Christ, will never honor that minister who does not testify of Christ —who does not make Christ “all.”

original emphasis, J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)

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