Ministry, In The Church
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Take heed therefore unto yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has placed you as bishops to feed the congregation of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.
Feed the flock of God which is among you, caring for her, not by force, but willingly; not for shameful lucre, but with willing desire;
Listen to your pastors, and do not resist them, for they watch for your souls as those that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief; for that is unprofitable for you.
And I beseech you, brethren, mark those who cause dissensions and offences outside of the doctrine which ye have learned, and avoid them.
It is expedient, therefore, that the bishop be blameless, the husband of only one wife, vigilant, temperate, of worldly affections mortified, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
Take heed unto thyself and unto the doctrine; be diligent in this, for in doing so thou shalt both save thyself and those that hear thee.
and not as having lordship over the heritage of the Lord, but in such a manner as to be examples of the flock.
And we beseech you, brethren, to recognize those who labour among you and preside over you in the Lord and admonish you and that you express greater charity unto them for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
Let the elders that govern well be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in the word and doctrine.
I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia and that they have dedicated themselves to the ministry of the saints), that ye submit yourselves unto such and to each one that helps and labours.
And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
Let the one that is taught in the word communicate unto the one that teaches in all good things.
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treads out the grain.
But I beseech you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the charity of the Spirit, that ye help me with prayers to God for me,
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness and esteem such because for the work of the Christ he was near unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
And my affliction which was in my flesh ye did not despise, nor reject but ye received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
Remember your pastors, who have spoken unto you the word of God, whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation:
So that having different gifts according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, according to the measure of faith; or ministry, in serving; or he that teaches, in doctrine; he that exhorts, in exhortation; he that gives, let him do it in simplicity; he that presides, in earnest care; he that shows mercy, in cheerfulness.
Now there is dispersal of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there is dispersal of ministries, but the same Lord. And there is dispersal of operations, but it is the same God who works all in each one.read more.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one to profit with. For to one is given by the Spirit a word of wisdom; to another, a word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another, faith by the same Spirit; to another, gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another, the operation of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, discerning of spirits; to another, different kinds of tongues; to another, the interpretation of tongues: one and the same Spirit operates all these things, dispersing to each one his own gift as he wills.
But unto each one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of the Christ.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only do not use liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by charity serve one another.
loving one another with brotherly love, with honour preferring one another;
Owe no one anything, but love one unto another; for he that loves his neighbour has fulfilled the law.
Clothed, therefore, (as the elect of God, holy and beloved) with bowels of mercies, with kindness, with humility, with meekness, with tolerance, forbearing one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a quarrel against another: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfection.
And the Lord make you to multiply and make charity to abound among you and toward all men, even as it is with us toward you,
Let brotherly love continue.
Having purified your souls in the obedience of the truth, by the Spirit, in unfeigned brotherly love, love one another with a pure heart fervently,
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he has commanded us.
with all humility and meekness, with tolerance, forbearing one another in love,
Likewise, young people, be subject to the elders in such a manner that you are all subject to one another. Be clothed with humility of will, for God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.
We also exhort you, brethren, that you warn those that are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient with everyone.
Therefore bear one another, as the Christ also bore us, to the glory of God.
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- Examples of Leadership
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- Love Fellow Christians!
- Love, For One Another
- Love, Nature Of
- Loving Everyone
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- Pray For Us
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