For those who do check out my blog, you are probably aware that I have a podcast site for the messages preached at Cornerstone International. For the main part of 2009, we have been going through a major series on the nature of the church. During the month of May, we have specifically looked to focus in on the ministries of Ephesians 4:11-13:
11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Most of you will know that I work with a family of churches, Lifelink International, which believes all five (or four if you combine pastor and teacher) of these ministries still exist today. While that sounds like a loaded statement – apostles and prophets still exist today – I have tried to show Biblically and practically why all five ministries exist and are needed today.
While on a Sunday morning I could not address every theological and Scriptural nuance, I do hope to post more detailed articles on my blog in the future. Still, here are four teachings from the past four weeks that might interest you.
- Ephesians 4 Ministry Gifts (Part 1)
- Ephesians 4 Ministry Gifts (Part 2)
- Ephesians 4 Ministry Gifts (Part 3)
- Ephesians 4 Ministry Gifts (Part 4)
I hope you find these helpful. Feel free to leave thoughts and comments in this article’s comment box if you would like.