Sunday, April 26, 2009

Who is in church? Pastor - Teachers

We saw last time that some of those in Church the Bible tells us are saints, those God called, set apart for himself.

In Ephesians 4:11-12 we also see that in the Church gathering, we see God has provided, gifted special men, namely the pastor-teachers, with a specific role, that of "equipping the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ."
Don't diminish God's gifts, you who want to be truly charismatic, receiving the Grace gifts of God, the most basic of all which is salvation, then receive also those who he himself , Jesus, we are told has given these pastor-teachers to the church. 4:10.
The first letter to Timothy tells us these men, these elders are to be apt to teach, elsewhere we are told they are able to rebuke correct etc. They are to have certain gifts evident. They are not merely warm and friendly guys who don't ruffle feathers. You can do a study on elders in the New Testament to see their role and yours. you could and must look at Titus and Hebrews 13 and note how the Bereans in Acts 17 checked all that Paul, the apostle Paul ! said, against the Scriptures.

So when we gather together at church, there's also pastor-teachers, those elders who have a certain role to carry out to our benefit who are in our midst.

Let's rejoice in God's gifts to us. Not neglecting to pray for our Elders.

God bless,


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