Wednesday, 26 November 2014

God's inspiring Gifts

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Glory to God!

Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at the five gifts (apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher) listed in Ephesians 4:11 and how this fivefold ministry relates to the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the purpose of the Church and the five gifts. You can listen to the sermons here:

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit - Richard Morschel
The Fivefold Ministry of the Church - Frances Morschel
God's inspiring Gifts - Richard Morschel

Frances showed us how the Church is called to be apostolic - a people birthing and establishing God's Kingdom wherever they are; prophetic - a people who communicate the heart of God; evangelistic - a people who are ready to give the reason for the hope they have in Christ; pastoral - a people who care for others by empathising with them but leading them into the truth; teachers - a people who teach the essence of God's truth.

After the joy of dedicating four of our precious little children and blessing them, Richard looked at the five gifts listed in Ephesians 4:11 and showed us why the five gifts are given to the Church, how they operate and how we can recognise them.  

The Apostle
  • Births the Kingdom and establishes the Kingdom
  • Helps people to be Kingdom-minded
  • Equips people to be ambassadors of the Kingdom
  • Inspires Kingdom living.
The Prophet
  • Reveals the heart of God
  • Helps people respond to God
  • Equips people to communicate God’s heart
  • Inspires God-consciousness
The Evangelist
  • Points to Jesus an exalts Him
  • Helps people to know the Gospel and how to communicate the Gospel
  • Inspires love for the lost
The Pastor
  • Keeps watch/ oversees to feed, protect and lead God’s flock
  • Helps people care for one another
  • Equips people to bring others to the Shepherd
  • Inspires trust in God and love for the Church
The Teacher
  • Communicates essence (why) – the truth
  • Lives the truth -  incarnate
  • Helps others know the truth, live the truth and how to communicate truth in love
  • Inspires confidence in God’s truth and His Word

"God inspires His people to be an inspiration to others!"

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