46 Bible Verses about Apostles, Function In Early Church
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It is needful then that, of the men who companied with us during all the time in which the Lord Jesus came in and went out over us, Beginning from the immersion by John until the day when he was taken up from us, that, a witness of his resurrection along with us, should one of these become.
But, the Princely Leader of Life, ye slew: - whom, God, raised from among the dead, whereof, we, are witnesses.
And, with great power, were the apostles giving forth their witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus; great favour also was upon them all.
Elders, therefore, among you, I exhort - I who am their co-elder and a witness of the sufferings of the Christ, who also, in the glory about to be revealed, have, a share; -
Simon Peter, servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, unto them who have obtained, equally precious, faith, with us, in the righteousness of our God, and Saviour Jesus Christ,
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated unto the glad-message of God -
Ministers of Christ, are they? As one deranged I am talking, I, above measure! - in toils, superabundantly, in prisons, superabundantly, in stripes, to excess, in deaths, oft, -
Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ, - unto all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with overseers and ministers: -
Paul, a servant of God - an apostle moreover of Jesus Christ, - according to the faith of the chosen ones of God, and the personal knowledge of the truth that is according to godliness, -
For, although he was crucified through weakness, yet is he living through God's power, - for, although, we, are weak in him, yet shall we live with him, through God's power unto us-
For, not ourselves, do we proclaim, but Christ Jesus, as Lord, and, ourselves, as your servants for Jesus' sake.
Elders, therefore, among you, I exhort - I who am their co-elder and a witness of the sufferings of the Christ, who also, in the glory about to be revealed, have, a share; - Shepherd the beloved flock of God, which is among you, - not by compulsion, but by choice, nor yet for base gain, but of a ready mind, - Nor yet as lording it over the allotted portions, but becoming, ensamples, to the beloved flock;
Having been built up on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, there being, for chief corner stone, Jesus Christ himself, -
And God hath, indeed, set, certain, in the assembly, - first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that mighty works, then gifts of healings, helps, guidings, kinds of tongues.
And when they perceived the favour which had been given unto me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave, the right hand of fellowship, unto me and Barnabas, in order that, we, should go unto the nations, and, they, unto the circumcision: -
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated unto the glad-message of God - Which he promised beforehand, through his prophets, in holy scriptures - Concerning his Son, - who came to be of the seed of David, according to flesh,read more.
Who was distinguished as the Son of God - by power, according to a Holy Spirit, through means of a resurrection of the dead, - Jesus Christ our Lord; Through whom we have received favour and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, in behalf of his name,
By the power of signs and wonders, by the power of Holy Spirit; so that I, from Jerusalem and in a circuit as far as Illyricum, have fulfilled the glad-message of the Christ, - Although, thus, - as ambitious to be announcing the glad-message - not where Christ had been named, lest, upon another's foundation, I should be building;
For Christ sent me not, to be immersing, but to be telling the good news, - not with wisdom of discourse, lest, void should be made, the cross of the Christ.
But, when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me through his favour, was well-pleased to reveal his Son in me, that I might announce the glad-message regarding him among the nations, straightway, I conferred not with flesh and blood,
And they went on to give constant attention - unto the teaching of the apostles, and unto the fellowship, unto the breaking of bread, and unto the prayers.
Howbeit, as soon as, he, hath come - The Spirit of truth, he will guide you into all truth; for he will not speak from himself, but, whatsoever he heareth, he will speak, and, the coming things, will he announce unto you. He, shall glorify me; for, of mine, shall he receive, and announce unto you. All things, whatsoever the Father hath, are, my own; therefore, said I - Of mine, shall he receive, and announce unto you.
And, every day in the temple, and at home, they ceased not to be teaching, and telling the good news as to the Anointed Jesus.
And the Twelve, calling near the throng of the disciples, said - It doth not seem, right, that, we, forsaking the word of God, should be ministering unto tables.
If at least ye have heard of the administration of the favour of God which hath been given unto me for you, How that, by way of revelation, was made known unto me the sacred secret, - even as I before wrote in brief, - Respecting which ye can, by reading, perceive my discernment in the sacred secret of the Christ, -read more.
Which, in other generations, had not been made known unto the sons of men, as it hath, now, been revealed by his holy apostles and prophets, in Spirit; - That they who are of the nations should be joint heirs, and a joint body, and joint partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through means of the glad-message, -
Hence, then, brethren, stand firm, and hold fast the instructions which ye were taught - whether through discourse, or through our letter.
Am not free? Am I not an apostle? Jesus our Lord, have I not seen? Are not, ye, my work, in the Lord? If, unto others, I am not an apostle, certainly at least, unto you, I am; for, the seal of my apostleship, ye, are in the Lord.
What then is Apollos? and, what is Paul? ministers through whom ye believed, and, each, as the Lord, gave to him. I, planted, Apollos, watered, - but, God, caused to, grow.
And the Twelve, calling near the throng of the disciples, said - It doth not seem, right, that, we, forsaking the word of God, should be ministering unto tables. But look out for yourselves, brethren, seven men from among you, who can be well-attested, full of Spirit and wisdom, - whom we will appoint over this need; But, we, unto prayer and unto the ministry of the word, will give constant attention.read more.
And the word was pleasing in the sight of all the throng; and they selected Stephen, a man full of faith and Holy Spirit, and Philip and Prochorus and Nicanor and Timon and Parmenas and Nicholaus, a proselyte of Antioch; Whom they set before the Apostles, and, praying, they laid upon them their hands.
Whereunto, I, have been appointed herald and apostle and teacher; For which cause, these things also, am I suffering; nevertheless I am not being put to shame, for I know him whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is, able, to guard, that which I have entrusted, to him unto, that, day.
For I think that, God, hath set forth, us the apostles, to be last of all, as men devoted to death, - in that, a spectacle, have we been made, unto the world, - both unto messengers and unto men.
Ministers of Christ, are they? As one deranged I am talking, I, above measure! - in toils, superabundantly, in prisons, superabundantly, in stripes, to excess, in deaths, oft, - From Jews, five times, forty-save-one, have I received, Thrice, have I been beaten with rods, once, have I been stoned, thrice, have I been shipwrecked, a day and night, in the deep, have I spent;read more.
In journeyings oft, in perils of rivers, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own race, in perils from Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the desert, in perils by the sea, in perils among false brethren, in toil and hardship, in watchings, oft, in hunger and thirst, in fasting, oft, in cold and nakedness: - Apart from the things without, my daily care, - my anxiety for all the assemblies; - Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is caused to stumble, and, I, am not burning?
And, this, saying, he breathed strongly, and saith unto them - Receive ye Holy Spirit: -
But ye shall receive power when the Holy Spirit cometh upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses, both in Jerusalem and inall Judaea and Samaria and as far as the uttermost part of the land.
And they were all filled with Holy Spirit, and began to be speaking with other kinds of tongues just as the Spirit was giving unto them to be sounding forth.
Respecting which ye can, by reading, perceive my discernment in the sacred secret of the Christ, - Which, in other generations, had not been made known unto the sons of men, as it hath, now, been revealed by his holy apostles and prophets, in Spirit; -
And the Apostles who were in Jerusalem, hearing that Samaria had welcomed the word of God, sent out unto them Peter and John; Who, indeed, going down, prayed for them, that they might receive Holy Spirit; - For, not yet, had it, upon any one of them, fallen, but, only, to begin with, they had been immersed into the name of the Lord Jesus.read more.
Then, proceeded they to lay their hands upon them, and they were receiving Holy Spirit. But Simon, seeing that, through means of the laying on of the hands of the Apostles, the Spirit was being given, offered unto them money,
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