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Ephesians: 4:11-16 (KJV)
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 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:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 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.
Apostles-Taught by God (Galatians 1:11-12)
Apostles–Are called by God (Galatians 2:6-9)
Apostles-Lay foundation of the church (Ephesians 2:20)
Apostles-Set houses in order by giving spiritual incite(Book of Timothy, Apostle Paul gave Timothy Incite on how to build the house (church)
Apostles-Is not a position and or title it is part of the “Five-Fold Ministry”
Apostles-is an “Holy Calling”
Apostles–Can wear multiple hats and can operate in more than one calling as led by God.
Apostles-Only Please God (I Thessalonians 2:4)
Apostles-Jesus was an Apostle (Hebrews 3:1)
Apostles-Are not harsh to God’s people, but are gentle (I Thessalonians 2:7)
Apostles-There are more than twelve Apostles.
Silas, Timothy, Barnabus, Andronicus, Titus,
(Acts: 14:4, Acts 14:14, Romans 16:7,
2 Corin 8:23)
Apostles-Can be identified with signs, wonders, and Miracles following: (2 Corin 12:12)
Apostles-Understand the power of God
(I Thessalonians 1:5)
Apostles-Understand the building of the true foundation (I Corin 3;10-11)
Apostles-Work together with Prophets (Ephesians 2;20)
Apostles- Prophets are not over Apostles, however Prophets authority is respected as well as the Apostles authority. Real Apostles and Prophets Work together in the unity of God, with no Schism or discord.
Apostles-Are not just called to one church, but can Oversee and assist in building and laying
the foundational work for other churches.
Giving spiritual incite with guidance from God.
Apostles-Can be Bishops (overseers) Are Bishops over Apostles? No According to and throughout the New Testament The Apostles are those only who set the Authority in the house (church).
Apostles-Do not usurp their authority in other Regions In which they are not assigned.
Apostles-Are not done away with and are still here on Earth. Will always be so that the ministry of Christ can be fitted jointly together for the perfecting of the ministry.
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