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  • David

    July 14, 2021 at 6:16 am

    Jesus has given His Church (His Body) everything they need to accomplish His purposes for the Church. The so called Five Fold Ministries of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors and Teachers. Many argue that there are really only four ministries since Pastor and Teacher are closely related. I have not known many effective pastors who could not also teach, but I have known teachers that were not very good at pastoring or shepherding others.

    Regardless, these five roles are needed in order for the Local church to function as Christ intended. Like yesterday’s text and reflection, the important thing to remember, especially if you are gifted in one of these areas is that the local church is not a stage for you to perform your gifts. The purpose of these gifts is to equip the Saints to do the work of the Church and to help them reach the “whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” In other words, to become more like Christ for the sake of others. Lord let it be so with me!