In die Skriflig
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BREED, Gert. Ministry in the presence of God (coram Deo) according to Exodus. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2015, vol.49, n.3, pp.1-9. ISSN 2305-0853. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ids.v49i3.1842.
This article describes ministry in the presence of God (coram Deo) as revealed in the Book of Exodus. At the outset, the structure of the Book of Exodus is analysed and the relevant results are given. Then a study is made of what it means, according to Exodus, to be in the presence of God. An effort is also made to describe the service of the people of God in light of the study of coram Deo. The results of the investigation are continuously applied to the practical work of the congregation. The article concludes that the ministry can be largely enriched when the congregation are purposefully guided to come together, serve and live consciously in the presence of God.