Graham Buxton's definition of "ministry" is incredibly accurate. "Participating in what God is doing to reconcile the world to himself--through Christ in the Spirit." We see that actualized in the transitional verses in Acts 9:32-43. We see Peter live out a "ministry" definition as he meets the needs of those around him. It seems like it would be a simple message to grasp, but ministering to others has its costs & its purposeful focus.