Order In Pastoral Care
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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.
For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you,
"Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.
When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;read more.
if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
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, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.
- Apostles, Function In Early Church
- Attending Church
- Bishops, Duties
- Bishops, Qualifications
- Christian Teachers
- Church Government
- Fellowship, In Christian Service
- Giving, Of Talents
- Leaders, Spiritual
- Man Appointing
- Prophecy, In Nt
- Responsibility, Examples Of