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8 Bible Verses about Order In Pastoral Care
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And God has placed these in the church:first apostles, second prophets,
third teachers, next miracles,
then gifts of healing, helping,
managing, various kinds of languages.
The reason I left you in Crete was to set right what was left undone and, as I directed you, to appoint elders in every town:
Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty.
When they had appointed elders in every church and prayed with fasting, they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function, in the same way we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another. According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts:If prophecy,
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if service, in service;
if teaching, in teaching; if exhorting, in exhortation;
giving, with generosity;
leading, with diligence;
showing mercy, with cheerfulness.
And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.
Therefore, as a fellow elder and witness to the sufferings of the Messiah and also a participant in the glory about to be revealed, I exhort the elders among you: Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
- Apostles, Function In Early Church
- Attending Church
- Bishops, Duties
- Bishops, Qualifications
- Christian Teachers
- Church Government
- Fellowship, In Christian Service
- Gifts And Talents
- Giving, Of Talents
- Helping Others In Need
- Leaders, Spiritual
- Man Appointing
- Money Management
- Prophecy, In Nt