"And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors, and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of body of Christ..."
- Skeletal = Apostles: 1 Corinthians 3:11, 9:1
- Have a governing ministry.
- Nervous = Prophets: 1 Corinthians 14:3
- Have a guiding ministry.
- Digestive = Evangelist: 2 Timothy 4:5
- Has a gathering ministry
- Circulatory = Pastor: John 10:10-14
(Shepherd, Elder, Overseer)
- Is a guarding ministry.
- Respiratory = Teacher: Deuteronomy 8:3, 2 Timothy 3:16-17
God has gifted men to the body of Christ to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.
- Equip: To train up, to set a bone, to mend a net, to restore a life.
"To make one, what he ought to be."
- Ministry: Servant
"You don't group to be a saint, you grow up to be a servant."
Why the church exists:
1. Exalt God - Growing love for Him
2. Edify His people - Live to imitate Him
3. Evangelize the unsaved - Lead people to Him
"Upreach - Inreach - Outreach"
"The goal is NOT to build a big church,
but to build big people with big hearts for the world."
Are you a lost person?
You need Jesus.
Are you a saint?
God wants you to become a servant.
Are you a servant?
Then GO and SERVE.
Participate NOT Procrastinate
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:9
To know Him and make Him known.