Mentoring Ministry

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Brick or Stone?

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, I’d like to tell you about the two materials that were used to build walls in ancient Egypt. One of these was bricks and the other, stones. The bricks were man-made by Israeli slaves. These bricks were identical to each other. When finished, they were taken from the ovens and stacked in neat rows to make up the walls. Stones, however, were quarried and then piled up, as the wall builders made them suitable for their purposes. They did this by chiseling them into shapes that formed the necessary fit. Unlike mass-produced bricks, stones are unique creations of God. Unlike bricks, stones are a unique creations of God. The Bible says in 1 Peter 2:5 (NKJV), “…you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” I want to encourage you that you are uniquely made. You are one of a kind, and a necessary part of God’s spiritual house. Nobody else can fill your place. Without you, there would be an irreplaceable void in God’s house. You are important and valuable to God, His purposes and the unity He calls for in His people. Take advantage of the fruitful opportunity to take your place and enjoy your blessings.  I’m Dr. Bob. I invite you to listen to my previous Mentoring Minutes at

Brick or Stone? – Audio

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