It is a misunderstanding and unbiblical teaching to divide the fivefold ministry where one learns that one is either apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd and teacher, we are part of all this as preachers!
Jesus is our model - in all, and he was both apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd and teacher. We all as preachers need to expand our horizons, and believe that God will equip us all to all good deeds.What I like Wishing with this article is to illuminate that the understanding that we are either Shepherd, Teacher or Evangelist. In many ways, a preacher is a bit of everything. At the same time, one can develop into becoming one who is not. Eg. The apostle Peter was an excellent evangelist. But eventually he became a shepherd and teacher of rank. In other words, it was a development. God would like it with us as well.
Efes. 4 8 Therefore, the scripture says, He went up into the high and abducted prisoners, giving gifts unto men. 9 But this: He went up, what is he without going down to the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who went down is the same who went up above all the heavens to fill everything. 11 And he gave us apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some to shepherds and teachers, 12 for the saints to be perfected for service, for the building of Christ, 13 until we all come to unity in believe in the Son of God, and in knowledge of him, to man's maturity, to the age of Christ's fulness, 14 that we may no longer be unfaithful, and let us cast and repent of the teaching of men by the play of men, by clever in the deeds of error but that we believe the truth in love, in all ways shall grow up to him who is the head, Christ, 16 of whom the whole body is joined together and bound to every bond that he gives and grows as a body for his building in love, depending on the business that is measured each part in particular.Our model - our great example is Jesus Christ, no one else.We read about Jesus that he was not just a preacher and man who worked in one of the ministries. But he worked in all of them. It is really God's goal for us, not least those he has called to be preachers. But at the same time, it is also good and biblical that we work in more than one service than another.Let's look at Jesus, as the scripture says he was a man as our apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd and teacher.Apostle:Heb. 3. Therefore, holy brethren, you who have been partakers of a heavenly call, pay attention to the apostle and high priest whom we confess, Jesus.Jesus is an apostle, something that we should pay attention to. Notice what the apostle Paul writes "pay attention to the apostle ... as we confess, Jesus."Prophet:Mark 6: 4 And Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not despised elsewhere than in his place, and among his relatives, and in his house.Jesus refers to himself as a prophet, when he who is the truth does. So, let's say, that's what Jesus says about himself, "a prophet!"evangelist:Luke 4: 17 And they gave him the book of Isaiah the prophet, and when he opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to proclaim prisoners that they should be free and blind to see, to put oppressed in freedom, 19 to proclaim a happy year from the Lord.Notice what is written, what Jesus himself said about himself "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he anointed me to preach the gospel." Jesus is the foremost evangelist of all, he is the gospel and the good news!shepherd:Joh.e. 10. 14 I am the good shepherd, and I know and know of mine,I am the shepherd of all shepherds, the shepherd itself. We all who wish and are shepherds of the church of God have a model of all forms, that is, Jesus.Teacher:Matt. 23 10 neither shall ye call teachers; for one is your teacher, Christ.God put in the church teachers. But the teacher of all of us other teachers is Jesus.Was Jesus 20% of each of these ministries? No, he was 100% of each.Jesus was 100% Apostle, 100% Prophet, 100% Evangelist, 100% Shepherd, and 100% Teacher.That's exactly how we should think about ourselves too. That we are not just the Evangelist, or just Prophet etc.But we are a bit of everything. We reach out to look like Jesus.When Jesus is our model - our great model - we must look like him and stretch out to be "all" this. We read that the apostle Paul wanted Timothy to do an evangelist's work, such as emphasize that one should also learn.2 Tim. 4. 2 Preach the word, be careful in time and expire, convince, rebuke, exalt with all longsuffering and learn! 3 For there shall be a time when they will not tolerate the sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, teachers learn in their heads, because it clears them in their ear, 4 and they turn their ear away from the truth and turn to adventure. 5 But be sober in all things, hurt evil, do evangelists
deed, complete your service! Be sober, hurt and thus do an Evangelist deed by teaching and teaching. Being an Evangelist is also to be able to proclaim all the words of God. In other words, when God calls us. Then he equips us to all good works. I think we must get a broader and broader and deeper understanding of being a preacher. It is to be like Jesus, who was both apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd and teacher. Coming with my Bible remarks from Ephesians 4, 8. 8 Therefore it says: He rose up in the high and abducted prisoners, to the people he gave gifts. This is taken from Psalm 68. 19 You rose to the height. You led captive with you and took gifts among the people, yes, even among rebels. There you would live, Lord God. It was among the people God took out servants for his cause and deed, even among rebel among them.9 That he got up may mean that he had first descended into the depths of the earth. we should be part of this grace. Then one had to go ahead and pave and open the road. It was he who descended and abandoned his divine power and costume, the Son Jesus Christ.10 And he who descended is the same who rose high above all the heavens to fill everything. He who descended and died a criminal's death , Jesus Christ. He also rose above all to make us where he is. First in the Spirit, also in the physical. The position we have today in Christ, one day we will also feel ugly.11 It is he who gave his gifts: He put some to apostles, some to prophets, some to evangelists, some to shepherds and teachers. The prophetic gift works by the Spirit of God who announces to a spiritful person who is open and able to be used by God and who desires and wants to be used by the Lord. I believe in the apostle's service when it includes being sent out. As the word Apostle means, the word comes from the Greek word "apostolos" (απόστολος) meaning "one that is transmitted" . The word implies that one has been sent by proxy and acts with authority on behalf of the one who sent one. This as opposed to a messenger or herold who merely conveys a message on behalf of another. In Latin Bibles, the word is translated with "missionary". The concepts of apostle and missionary are used today - and through church history - yet about different functions, although it is formally the same word in two different languages. In some cases, however, there is an overlap between the functions of the apostle and missionary. The prophet is speaking under God's inspiration, for consolation, exhortation and counseling! Hyrde is to be Pastor, Elder or Author. It is in these service tasks. The evangelist is the one who points to Christ in preaching, and as they do not believe. Teaching the gift is important, we read more places in the word of God and teachers must take care of God's word and bring balance into the church. Room. 12. 6 We have different graces, according to the grace God has given us. He who has prophetic gift shall use it as the faith implies; 7 He who has a deacon service shall take care of his service. He who is a teacher will take care of the teaching, 8 and the one who directs will take care of this; He who gives off what he owns shall make it of an outward heart. The one who is the ruler shall be in vain, and the one who does mercy shall do it with pleasure. God will never again establish the Apostles of the Lamb again and old testimonious prophets who preach the word of God again. These are apostles today, but not "pure" apostles. These are prophets today, but not "pure" prophets. It will be a part of their equipment and we will find examples both of Apostles in the word of God besides the 12, as well as prophets. Here are examples of apostles: 1. Cor. 1.1. 12, 28, 9 (Paul refers to Barnabas as an Apostle as himself and Peter). Acts 14.14. Here are examples of prophets: Ap.gj. 11.27. 13.1. 21.10 and 1st Cor. 12. 28. And Ap.gj. 21. 10 We came here for several days, and it 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 to perform their ministry, and the body of Christ may be built up, Everyone shall look upon Jesus, not least those with a ministry and mission. How was Jesus? What would Jesus did it sounded a few years ago and it is equally relevant and true today. In communion with the Father he received instructions for his ministry and power from heaven. For the Son could not do anything by himself, he could only do what he saw the Father do (John 5:19). For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he does (John 5:20) .13 until we all reach the unit in the faith of the Son of God and in knowledge of him, and we become the mature man who has reached its full growth and has received the fullness of Christ. Because the preachers find each other, are refurbished, evolve and mature. Then it will also work the same growth and development among believers. We shall grow to reach a full growth and maturation in Christ.14 Then we shall no longer be immature, do not let us go here and there and drive the wind from any leather
e, so we are exchanged for the fake game of human beings and the delusional arts of error. Paul encourages one to be no longer immature, but to become mature. In the maturation process one goes from one stage to the next, but all the "steps" of our lives belong. We can not go to the next "stairway" until we have walked down the stairs. We must not look at all that we meet as from the enemy forever, but it belongs to our maturation, development and learning to separate the noble from the untimely.2. Pet. 3. 18 You shall grow in grace and in knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Him belongs to the honor, now and forever! Amen.15 We shall be faithful to the truth in love and in one and all grow up to 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 way and in the spiritual power he brought it forth, it also belongs to our maturity. Matt. 11. 29 Take my yoke on you and learn from me, for I am patient and humbled by heart, and you will find rest for their souls. 30 For my field is good, and my burden is easy. "16 From him comes the whole body's growth; it is joined and held together by each supportive band, according to the task that is measured to each part, and so grows the body and is built up in love. From Him, Christ is by His Word and Spirit in the first place, it is our source as believer. When this is in place in the lives of believers, healthy development and maturation begins. But the maturation and development will also come out so that we can accomplish, manage and will perform the Lord's work. Should this be a persistent and progressive process, then the love of the Lord and each other is crucial. We read in the letters of the Revelation about 30 years later that the church had failed when they had lost and left their first love. There is nothing to look after, but take care of us! My Bible Comments Revelation 2. 4 But this I accept that you have left your first love. Of all churches in the church's 2000-year-long history, the Ephesian congregation is a pattern for everyone in every part. It is that church rather than someone else who has taken out the potential, opportunity and power it lies in Christ. All the graces of the Corinthians in the congregation there and the church in Ephesus were no less effective in this regard. Paul founded the congregation, and both Timothy, who was Paul's closest co-worker, worked there. The Apostle John was also one of the church leaders who had the mother of Mary's mother there and lived and died there. When that church could trace, the word of the Lord is clear to all of us. Choir. 10. 12 Therefore, he who believes he must be careful not to fall!