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Monday, July 2, 2012

1106--calling, the one-minute transcript


            On July 1, I wrote a word study on the word “calling”.  As this blog, originally, was a place to post transcripts of the Simple Church Minute commentaries, of which, over time, I have one-, two-, and five-minute versions.  This is a one minute version. For reference, all one minute transcripts have a 1000 number, five minute versions have a 2000 number, and the original two minute versions are in the 1 to 999 range.  I have learned that the one- and five-minute lengths will be favored when I finally get to use these on air.


            My name is Tom; this is Simple Church Minute.  Over time, plenty of confusion has entered the believers in Jesus over the concept of calling.  Oftentimes, it is because it is mentioned, but never taught about.  Further, in the King James Version, Ephesians chapter 4 verse 1 implies that calling is connected to a career job, which is incorrect, as more recent translations make clear.  I see three parts to calling: Romans chapter 1 verse 7 tells us we are called to be saints.  We are called to salvation.  First Corinthians 1 verse 22 to 31 and Second Thessalonians 2 verse 13 tell us we are called to grow in faith.  Mark 3 verse 13 and all the verses about spiritual gifts tell us that, as we grow in faith, the Spirit shows us an individual calling based on his gifts, talents, and interests.  Galatians 5 verse 13 tells us we are called to liberty, to serve one another.
            I have more about this on my blog,, on the entry of July 1, 2012.  I can be contacted at 757-735-3639. You can find out more about groups of believers not built around corporation structures, at

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