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Offices of the five-fold ministry
gift of Helps
Concerning the Five-Fold
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Vs.12 For the
perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying
of the body of Christ:
Vs.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
1 CORINTHIANS 12:28
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.
God Gave and God
* These ministry
offices and gifts are given and set in the church by the Lord.
Are they still for today?
people still need a miracle? a healing? helps? etc.
Are there still Apostles. Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers
In the above scripture, why were they given?
For the perfecting of the saints.
For the work of the ministry.
For the edifying of the body of Christ. ( church )
For how long were they given?
1. Until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge
Son of God.
Unto a perfect man, unto the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Has the church come
into unity yet?
Is the church
Is the church
presenting the fullness of Christ?
Does the church
still need edifying?
* Anyone that is
familiar with the church must realize that these gifts and callings are
Each office of the
five fold ministry; Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher,
carries its own distinct anointing and has its own individual work. For
these offices to work together, and accomplish the building up of the body
of Christ; they must recognize their differences and be yielded and
submitted to one another. Each of these offices are directly responsible
to the Lord Jesus Christ and are directed by the Holy Spirit, to the work
Directed by the
ACTS 8:5 Then
Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
ACTS 8:26-40 And
the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the
south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is
Vs.29 Then the
Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
ACTS 10:19-20 While
Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men
therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I
have sent them.
ACTS 16:6-10 Vs.6
Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and
were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia.
Recognize its Limitations
ACTS 8:14-17 Now
when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received
the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
Vs.15 Who, when
they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy
Vs.16 ( For as yet
he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of
the Lord Jesus.)
Vs.17 Then laid
they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
Why didnít Philip pray and lay his hands on them, that they might get
12:29-30 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all
teachers? are all workers of miracles?
Vs.30 Have all
the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all
* No one person has
it all, gifts, callings, etc. We must recognize our individual gifts and
that of others. We
need each other and should be willing to yield.