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This section will be composed of the following:

1. Deacons
2. Music ministry
3. Body ministry

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.

The word helps, according to Strongs Concordance means to succor, participate, to help. An illustration would be; someone assisting in lifting a heavy object. People called to the area of helps are greatly needed, to fulfill the vision of the church.

Exodus 17:11-12   And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
Vs.12   But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

1.  Deacons 

  * The first deacons were ordained by the Apostles, to take care of the widows, in
     distributing food to them.

Acts 6:1-6   Vs.6  Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

  * In appointing Deacons, the Apostles were free to study and take care of the spiritual
     needs of the church. The word deacon means servant and they were to take care of  
     the temporal affairs of the church.

Qualifications of Deacons

1 Timothy 3:8-12   Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
Vs.9   Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
Vs.10   And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
Vs.11   Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
Vs.12   Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

  Memory Verse:

  1 Timothy 5:22  Lay hands suddenly on no man.....

  * People should not be appointed to any thing to quickly, let them be proven first.

2.  Music Ministry 

2 Kings 3:15-16   But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.
Vs.16   And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches.

1 Samuel 16:23   And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

  * Anointed music plays a vital role in ministry. In the first scripture the Prophet needed
     to hear from God, when the minstrel played, the Holy Spirit moved upon the prophet
     and he spoke the word of the Lord.

  * In the second scripture, the evil spirit departed, when David played unto the Lord.

  * The scriptures say that God inhabits the praises of his people. Where God is, the devil
     has to leave!

2 Chronicles 20:21-22   And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Vs.22   And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

  * Anointed music in church services, brings people into praise and worship, and that is
     an open door for God to move. Praising ad worshipping God, prepares peoples hearts
     to receive from God and his word.

  * Music that doesn’t bring people into praise and worship, is simply entertainment. A
     person can have a beautiful singing voice but without the anointing, they are not
     qualified to lead the worship service. God definitely calls people to this area of
     ministry.

  * Churches many times have to make do with the people that they have, until God
     brings in the people with specific calls. If a person helping doesn’t have an anointing,
     they must be willing to yield to someone that does.

3.  Body Ministry 

Ephesians 4:16   From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

1 Corinthians 12:12-27   For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
Vs.13   For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
Vs.14   For the body is not one member, but many.
Vs.15   If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
Vs.16   And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
Vs.17   If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
Vs.18   But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
Vs.19   And if they were all one member, where were the body?
Vs.20   But now are they many members, yet but one body.
Vs.21   And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
Vs.22   Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
Vs.23   And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
Vs.24   For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked:
Vs.25   That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
Vs.26   And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.
Vs.27   Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

  * Every person in a church is important and is needed. Paul compares it to a human
     body ( above scripture ) each is just as important as the other, and each, needs the
     other.

  * Every person has something to offer and the needs are numerous. A few examples:
     youth, elderly, singles, married, the hungry, those that need clothing, people
     incarcerated etc.
 

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