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1 CORINTHIANS 12:28
And God hath set some in the church, first Apostles...
EPHESIANS 4:11 and
He Gave some, Apostles...
The word Apostle
means one sent forth, a sent one. Missionaries are sent.
ACTS 13:2-3 As
they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said,
Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
Vs.3 And when they
had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
An Apostle is one
who establishes churches, a true Apostle will have the other ministry
offices residing in his call, such as Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, And
Teacher. These different ministry gifts are needed in establishing
Signs of an
2 CORINTHIANS 12:12
Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in
signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
11:23-29 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in
abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths
Vs.24 Of the
Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
Vs.25 Thrice was
I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a
night and a day I
have been in the deep;
journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by
own countrymen, in
perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the
perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in
fastings often, in
cold and nakedness.
those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care
of all the
Vs 29 Who is
weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
Last of All
4:9-13 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last,
were appointed to
death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and
10. We are fools
for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are
strong; ye are
honorable, but we are despised.
11. Even unto
this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are
buffeted, and have
no certain dwellingplace;
12. And labour,
working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being
defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the
offscouring of all
things unto this day.
Matthew 23:11 But
he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required..
Holy Ghost Power
2:4-5 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of
but in demonstration of the spirit and of power:
Vs.5 That your
faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
Vs.12 So that
from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and
departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God;
so that from
Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the
gospel of Christ.
D. Preach in far away Places
Roman 15:20 Yea,
so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named,
lest I should
build upon another man's foundation:
No one can be an Apostle, in the sense of the original twelve, but God
does call others
when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their
clothes, and ran
in among the people, crying out,
* Recognized or not, Apostles are out there, giving their lives in service
to their Lord.