He who has begun a good work in me will carry it on to
completion until the day of Christ Jesus ~ Philippians 1:6

My Ordination Pledge

Therefore, since through God's mercy I have this ministry, I do not lose heart. Rather, I have renounced secret and shameful ways; I do not use deception, nor do I distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly I commend myself to every man's conscience in the sight of God. For I do not preach myself, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and myself as your servant for Jesus' sake.

For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in my heart to give me the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But I have this treasure in a jar of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from me.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 & 5-7 ~ first person version

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