Divine model for Ministry

Christ, our Divine model for Ministry

Every ministry in the CHURCH is an extension of the Ministry of Christ Himself, who is the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord (Ephesians 2:20-21).

Christ is our Apostle (Hebrews 3:1); Christ is our Prophet (Luke 24:19); Christ is our Evangelist (Matthew 9:35); Christ is our Pastor (1 Peter 5:2-4); Christ is our Teacher (John 3:2).

…He (Jesus – Christ) gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. ……the head, even Christ. From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. (Ephesians 4:11-16.)

Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? (1Co 12:27-30.)

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21).

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