Order In Pastoral Care
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God has set some in the assembly: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracle workers, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, and various kinds of languages.
I left you in Crete for this reason, that you would set in order the things that were lacking, and appoint elders in every city, as I directed you;
Therefore select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
When they had appointed elders for them in every assembly, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.
For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don't have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, if prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith;read more.
or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching; or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers;
As each has received a gift, employ it in serving one another, as good managers of the grace of God in its various forms.
I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and who will also share in the glory that will be revealed. Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, not for dishonest gain, but willingly; neither as lording it over those entrusted to you, but making yourselves 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