And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
On the next day we left and came to Caesarea, and entering the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, we stayed with him.
“Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.
Therefore it says, “ When He ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, And He gave gifts to men.”
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law.
teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
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 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?
if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching;
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.
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,
which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed,
But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her.”
And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.