Series ‘Apostolic Ministry’

Apostolic Ministry Part 1

Sunday March 2, 2008

Texts: Eph. 2:18-22; Eph. 4:7-13; Romans 15:18-20; Matt. 23:37. Ephesians 4:20 states that we are built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets, and Jesus Christ is the chief cornerstone. The foundation of the apostles and the prophets must be recognized. The purpose of the five-fold ministry (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers) is to equip the saints for ministry and to bring the body to unity of faith and the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

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Apostolic Ministry Part 2

Sunday March 2, 2008

Texts: Eph. 2:18-22; Eph. 4:7-13; Romans 15:18-20; Matt. 23:37. Ephesians 4:20 states that we are built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets, and Jesus Christ is the chief cornerstone. The foundation of the apostles and the prophets must be recognized. The purpose of the five-fold ministry (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers) is to equip the saints for ministry and to bring the body to unity of faith and the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

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Apostolic Ministry Part 3

Sunday March 9, 2008

Pastor Dale teaches on grace for our lives. We will grow naturally, but grace isn’t enough and in order to increase we need discipline and pressure. Once Jesus was subject (continuously obedient and submitted) to His parents, (Luke 2:41-52) He increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men. It’s premature for a person to launch out in ministry with just ability, knowledge of the person’s calling, and age. Increase means to make a road, to clear and cut a path. The pressure of submission helps us get out of ourselves, and then we can minister out of our strength, victory, and deliverance.

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Apostolic Ministry Part 4

Sunday April 6, 2008

Church’s foundation is the apostolic and prophetic ministries linked to Jesus Christ Himself (not His principles) as the Chief Cornerstone. Apostle Paul wouldn’t build on someone else’s ministry. We’re not called to do everything, and Satan can devalue a ministry by overloading it with needs. We’re not to tear up previous foundations, but we are to build on them. Elisha dropped the baton of anointing and took it to the grave. YOUR ANOINTING CAN TAKE YOU PLACES YOUR CHARACTER CAN’T KEEP YOU. Eph. 4:11-13 There are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers today because we have not all come to the unity of the faith. Jesus is active in the Church now and so the apostolic and prophetic ministries need to be active, too. Jesus is the author, the continuous Church builder, Messiah, high priest, intercessor.

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Apostolic Ministry Part 5

Sunday April 6, 2008

Church’s foundation is the apostolic and prophetic ministries linked to Jesus Christ Himself (not His principles) as the Chief Cornerstone. Apostle Paul wouldn’t build on someone else’s ministry. We’re not called to do everything, and Satan can devalue a ministry by overloading it with needs. We’re not to tear up previous foundations, but we are to build on them. Elisha dropped the baton of anointing and took it to the grave. YOUR ANOINTING CAN TAKE YOU PLACES YOUR CHARACTER CAN’T K

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Apostolic Ministry Part 6

Sunday April 13, 2008

The Church is the greatest tool of evangelism. Just like the man who leaves the ninety-nine sheep to find the lost one, the Church needs to be strong, so that the believers don’t fall away when the pastor goes after the lost one. The Church should keep strengthening the strong areas and give honor to the weak areas. The Church needs to build a good scriptural foundation, not a cultural one. What is the purpose of the ministry gifts? It is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. (Ephesians 4:12)

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Apostolic Ministry Part 7

Sunday April 13, 2008

We are to be witnesses (not to be confused with witnessing). That means we must have seen and experienced the power of God. In Acts 8:1-8 churches were planted because the believers scattered because of persecution. The believers were witnesses wherever they went. Mark 16 notes that signs would follow the believers, not the apostolic. You have to go out to the harvest field. “You don’t kill the enemy at the headquarters.” The second way churches are planted is by believers being sent out. The Church will grow if each believer reproduces himself or herself. We need to walk in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

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Apostolic Ministry Part 9

Sunday May 11, 2008

Churches aren’t necessarily started by pastors. Jesus was the only pastor in the Bible who started a church. God uses prophets, evangelists, teachers, and apostles. All believers need to stay in their anointing and their calling. We’re responsible for the apostolic anointing to other nations, which we carry in us.

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