While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel;
for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher.
Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.”
From there they sailed to Antioch, from which they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had accomplished.
And He said to me, ‘Go! For I will send you far away ” to the Gentiles.’
Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.
But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased
Aaron then shall present the Levites before the Lord as a wave offering from the sons of Israel, that they may qualify to perform the service of the Lord.
At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to serve Him and to bless in His name until this day.
Then Elkanah went to his home at Ramah. But the boy ministered to the Lord before Eli the priest.
He appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the Lord, even to celebrate and to thank and praise the Lord God of Israel:
So he left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the covenant of the Lord to minister before the ark continually, as every day’s work required;
So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes.
“ Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
Then the disciples of John *came to Him, asking, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?”
Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.
Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come.
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
While Peter was reflecting on the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are looking for you.
Cornelius said, “ Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during the ninth hour; and behold, a man stood before me in shining garments,
Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia;
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “ How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!”
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger,
I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.
(for He who effectually worked for Peter in his apostleship to the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles),
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.
Say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle ( I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
Only Luke is with me. Pick up Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service.
And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.