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Now hiring

Today, if we want additional laborers, we might, among other things, place an ad in the newspaper in the "Help Wanted" section. If we did the same thing for disciples of Christ, how would it read?


HELP WANTED: Master in search of faithful, full-time assistants. Only serious applicants need apply. Growing company of believers seeks eager, searching individual for position of disciple.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be faithful, hard working, dedicated and of high moral character. Also, servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Must exhibit the following characteristics: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

POSITION: Many opportunities available depending only upon skills and desires of applicant. No limitations based on income, social status or standing, language skills or physical abilities. No high school or college education required. Former work experience for sin will be cleaned up on first day on the job.

JOB ENVIRONMENT: Hours are 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No vacation or holidays. Once the job has begun, applicant must not turn back or the latter end may be worse than the first. Applicant must be willing to endure trials. No experience necessary.

TRAINING AND TESTING POLICY: Applicants must be willing to endure our strenuous training and testing. Will not test beyond what applicant is able to bear. Plus extensive and inspired training manual provided. Manual is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the trainee may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

ADVANCEMENT: Advance quickly from hopeless sinner to justified saint. Not merit based. It is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed.

DISCRIMINATION POLICY: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. No discrimination toward former servants to sin. All welcome.

BENEFITS: Wages -- none. Gift -- priceless. Benefits include large and loving family, redemption, forgiveness from sins. Unequaled retirement plan.


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