lørdag 24. desember 2011

Nr. 168: A church's development!

Nr. 168:

A church's development!

1. Kor. 12. 28 And God put the church first few apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping to control, various kinds of tongues.

A church has a beginning, an Apostle

A church starts with an apostle who preaches the gospel and heal the foundation of the church. The new people in the church and a doctrinal basis that the church should stand for and when. At the same time build on.

2. Kor. 12. 12 An Apostle signs were wrought among you in all patience, both with signs and wonders and miracles.

When the church has "set" the

So, both the prophets and teachers come to the right.

Acts 13. In Antioch, the church there, there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Mana, foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Then comes the church into the "regular" forms

The church goes on, and it is important that the entire congregation to share in grace, activities and service offerings. This is vital for the spiritual life to flourish, or go into stagnation and decline. Then over a church, not a movement anymore.

Joh. Obvious. 2. 4 But I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

My experience is that the church in no way have taken out their potential here in Norway. As the early church did, especially the church in Ephesus did. Read Ephesians and Acts 19-20. but even for the church came the decline and stagnation into. Therefore we must all ensure that this does not happen, that some or most people fall behind on the road. This is unfortunately all too often, I do not speak if they are saved, but that they do not serve God with the fullest potential.

The spiritual offices

Even if people fail and sometimes abuse their spiritual office, then the office still intact and functioning in the church.

This is from my commentaries Ephesians 4 7 Grace has given each of us according to Christ's gift will be measured.

This word is very important. Now we are all part of the grace and in a limited scope. We will also grace as we need it and that we are allotted, also from God's side. Rooms. 12. 3 By virtue of the grace I have received, I say to every one of you: Do you not bigger tanks than you should, but use your mind and be calm! Each one should stick to the measure of faith God has given him.

8 Therefore it says, He ascended on high and carried away captives, the people gave him gifts.

This is taken from Psalm 68 19 You step up to the height. You led captives with you and took gifts among men, yea, even among the rebels. Where would you live, O Lord God.
It was among the people God took the servants of his case, in life, even among revolt among them.

9 That he rose up, has to mean that he first descended in the depths of the earth.

In order for us to share in this grace. So one had to go ahead and track and open road. It was he who came down and laid off his Godhead Power and costume, the Son Jesus Christ.

10 And he that descended is the same as step up high above all the heavens to fill all.

He who came down and died a criminal's death, Jesus Christ. He also rose up everywhere for us to be where he is. First, in the Spirit, then also in the physical. The position we have today in Christ, we shall one day experience fully.

11 It is he who gave his gifts: He put some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers.

The prophetic gift works by God's Spirit, who communicates to a Spirit-filled person who is open and able to let himself be used by God and who desires and longs to be used by the Lord.
I think the Apostle service when it involves to be issued. As the word apostle means: The word comes from the Greek word "Apostolos" (απόστολος) which means "one who is sent" [1]. The word implies that one is sent with a power of attorney and acts with authority on behalf of the person who sent one. This is in contrast to a messenger or herald who only performs a message on behalf of another.
In Latin Bibles is the word translated "missionary". The terms apostle and missionary in use today - and throughout church history - still on different functions, although it formally is the same word in two different languages. In some cases, however, an overlap between the functions of an apostle and missionary.
Prophet is speaking under the inspiration of God, to comfort, admonition and guidance!
Shepherd is to be a Pastor, Elder or Trustees. It is in these service tasks. Evangelist is pointing to Christ in the preaching, and that when they are not believers. Teacher gift is important, that we read several places in the word of God and the teachers will take care of God's word and bring balance into the church. Rooms. 12. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace God has given us. Whoever has the gift of prophecy, use it as faith implies, 7 who has deacon service, to take care of their service. Anyone who is a teacher, to take care of the study, 8 and the right leader to take care of this: he who gives of his own, will make it an undivided heart. It is the Board, shall be with zeal, and it makes mercy, do it with joy.
God will never create the Lamb's Apostles again and Old Testament prophets who preach God's word all over again. The Apostles today, but not "pure" Apostles. The Prophets in the day, but not "pure" Prophets. There will be a part of their equipment and we find examples of both Apostles in the word of God as well as the 12, as the Prophets.
Here are examples of the Apostles: 1 Kor. 1.1. 12. 28. 9. 6 (Paul speaks Barnabas as an apostle like himself and Peter). Acts 14.14.
Here are examples of the prophets: Acts 11:27. 13.1. 21.10 and 1st Kor. 12. 28. And Acts 21. 10 We settled down here for several days, and then came down from Judea a prophet named Agabus. This is a prophet who was not among the apostles!

12 He did it to equip the saints so they can do their work, and the body of Christ may be built up,

Everyone must look at Jesus, not least those with a ministry and the task. How was Jesus? What would Jesus been saying it for a few years ago and it is as relevant and true today. In fellowship with the Father, he's instructions for their service and power from heaven. For the Son could do nothing of himself, he could only do what he saw the Father doing (John 5:19). For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does (John 5.20).

13 until we all reach the device in the faith of the Son of God and the knowledge of him, and we are a mature man who has reached his full growth and have all the fullness of Christ.

At that preachers find each other, are repaired, develops and matures. So will it also work the same growth and development among the believers. We will grow to reach full growth and maturity in Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be immature, do not let us throw here and there and run with the wind from any doctrine, that we are prey for men fake games of error cunning tricks.

Paul encourages one to no longer be immature, but become mature. The maturation process is one from a stage to the next, but all the "steps" in our lives belong. We can not go to the next "ladder" until we have passed the "stairs" nedforbi. We must not look at all that we meet as the enemy forever, but it is part of our maturation, development and learn to distinguish the noble from the base.
2. Pet. 3. 18 Ye shall grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Him be glory, now and forever! Amen.

15 We must be faithful to the truth in love and in all things grow up into him who is the head, Christ.

The truth is not only God's word, but a person. Therefore, we have something to learn from Jesus in the way also to convey the message. Jesus is the message, but his manner and the intellectual force he brought it up, it sounds even with our maturation.
Matt. 11. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden light. "

16 From him comes the whole body growth, it joined and held together by every supporting bands, depending on the task that is allotted each part, and so grows the body and is being built up in love.

From him the Christ at his word and Spirit in the first instance, it is our source of faith. Once this is in place in the believer's life begins a healthy development and maturation. However, maturation and development should also take out so that we have the ability, can and will do the Lord's work. Will this be a continuous and progressive process, as is the love of the Lord and one another crucial. We read in sending the letters in the book of Revelation about the well 30 years later that the church had failed because they had lost and abandoned his first love. It is not something to aspire, but take care!
My commentaries Revelation Book 2 4 But this I have against you, that you have left your first love.
Of all the churches in the church's 2000-year long history of the church in Ephesus, a pattern image for everyone in all parts. It is the church rather than someone else who has taken out the potential, ability and power that is in Christ. All the gifts that it's about to the Corinthians appeared in the church there and the church in Ephesus was no less effective in this regard. Paul founded the church and both Timothy was Paul's closest co-worker worked there. The Apostle John was also one of the church leaders who had Mary Mother of Jesus with them there and who lived and died there. When the congregation could trace of the Word of the Lord is ready for all of us.
1. Kor. 10. 12 Therefore if you think you are standing, watch out lest he fall! (End of quote).

Related links: http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2011/10/nr-108-lovely-church-of-ephesus.html

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