What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one.
but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it.
who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey.
just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word,
John answered and said, “ A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?
For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.
Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.
being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain—
Are they servants of Christ?—I speak as if insane—I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.
of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power.
Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God,
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.