I graduated from Bible College in 1973 and have been involved in pastoral ministry ever since. My ministry in the beginning was very legalistic – preaching condemnation and ministering death to my congregation. Quite frankly I was a danger to the body of Christ!
Like many I mistook the call of God for His sending me into ministry. When I knew I was called I just wanted to do Bible College so that I could get into pastoring. I have since learned there is a huge difference between God calling us and His sending us out to minister. When God calls us it is so that we might come to Him and sit at His feet to be taught. Until we clearly grasp the true nature of the message of the gospel we are not ready to be sent; otherwise we will be blind leaders of the blind.
As the saying goes, ‘some were sent, the rest just went!’ I was one of those who just went, untaught by God. I was a product of the religious culture I belonged to; unable to differentiate between what is Bible and what is man-made religion. I just served up the same-old, same-old. I parroted a lot of things that others were saying and teaching, thinking this was ministry. Needless to say it had little impact.
Then, beginning with the epistle to the Romans, God began to teach me the gospel of grace. My eyes were opened and my heart melted. I began to see wonder of the true gospel. It really is the power of God unto salvation! As I learned and taught this gospel my life was changed, and those I ministered to were also transformed by the power of God.
Looking back over the years I can divide my ministry into two parts – my pre-grace-discovery years and my post-grace-discovery years. The difference between these is enormous. Since the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to the power and glory of the new covenant of grace I have released a flood of ministry resources which have brought great blessing to thousands around the nation of Australia and across the world. Countless doors of ministry have opened to me, and I have on file a host of amazing testimonies from people whose lives have been totally transformed.
KEN LEGG – LEGGACY
In August 2012, as I was approaching my 40th year in ministry the Lord inspired me to use my remaining years to leaving a legacy for others. This is an important principle that Jesus Himself set in motion. He said we are to make disciples who will make disciples, who will make disciples, etc. Someone said, “Success without a successor is a failure.”
Already God has connected me with many hungry hearts, eager to learn the gospel of grace. Our duty is not only to run our race well but to pass the baton on to the next generation. I have often reflected, “If only I had a mentor who could have taught me in 1-3 years what it has taken me a lifetime to discover!” Paul said to Timothy: “…the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tim.2:2). There’s four generations of passing the baton. Paul taught Timothy who was to teach faithful men who would teach others also!
As a result of this encounter with the Lord, the Leggacy program was launched. Leggacy will take you, step-by-step, through 3 levels of establishing your heart in grace and equipping you in grace-based, new covenant ministry.
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