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8 Bible Verses about Order In Pastoral Care
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And God did set certain ones in the congregation : first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that faculties, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
For this cause I left thee in Crete, that thou should correct that which is lacking and set in place elders in every city, as I had commanded thee:
therefore, brethren, seek out among you seven men of whom you bear witness, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
And having ordained elders for them in every congregation and having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord on whom they believed.
For in the manner that we have many members in one body, nevertheless all the members do not have the same operation; likewise many of us are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. So that having different gifts according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, according to the measure of faith;read more.
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.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers,
Let each one according to the gift that he has received, administer it unto the others, as a good steward of the diverse graces of God.
The elders who are among you I exhort (I am also an elder with them and a witness of the afflictions of the Christ, and also a participant of the glory that shall be revealed). 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; and not as having lordship over the heritage of the Lord, but in such a manner as to be examples of 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