Welcome to the Ordained Chaplains podcast. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society University, and this is “The Work of the Chaplain” Lesson 58. The simple purpose of this podcast is to help those who are interested in serving others through chaplaincy, pastoring, coaching, and counseling to learn the basics of this profession.
Our Work of the Chaplain Passage for this episode is 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 which says, “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
Our Work of the Chaplain quote for this episode is from C.S. Storms. He said, “God does not witness to the world by taking his people out of suffering, but rather by demonstrating his grace through them in the midst of pain.”
In this podcast, we are going through the fine book: “The Work of the Chaplain” by Naomi K. Paget and Janet R. McCormack.
Our topic today is: First-Responder Chaplaincy (Part 10)
— Emergency Services Chaplains
Emergency services chaplains may serve ambulance companies or search and rescue organizations. Many ambulance companies are private companies and not directly attached to a hospital or fire department. Some search and rescue companies are also private. Whether private or public, emergency services agencies often utilize chaplains to support their personnel. The culture and environment of emergency services is very similar to the emergency medical services divisions of fire departments. However, they are usually much smaller organizations with fewer levels of hierarchy and management. The primary employees are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and dispatchers. Usually dispatchers are based in offices and have no direct contact with victims except when they receive the initial 911 call—and as a result, unfortunately, they are often “hidden victims” of stress and delayed stress.
If the Lord tarries His Coming and we live, we will continue learning about the Work of the Chaplain in our next podcast.
— PRAYER —
Now, if you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, here’s how.
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”