It was brought to my attention that we should examine God's Effectual Call to Ministry. OK. How should we apply those verses in the Bible where God called men into their ministries to our modern time. I.e., is the call of a Jeremiah, Isaiah, or Paul directly applicable to you? Or to me? I know that I have heard these verses used (especially in missions altar calls) to directly apply to us as individuals. For a start: 1 Tim 3:2; Titus 1:6; Eph 4:11; Isaiah 6:4-6; 1 Samuel ch 3; Isaiah 8:18; Jeremiah 1: 4 - 9; and other passages? 1. Specifically address how the biblical calls of our ancestors should be used to motivate us (by God and by other preachers). 2. How should God's call be viewed as effectual (when do we the body of Christ know that a man is used of God). 3. How much should we respect the call upon other men? 4. Can ANYONE be called if they tell us that they are called? (Should we endorse everyone that tells us they are called?) 5. How is the calling different for different ministeries? 6. Other points that I might miss about the calling?