01-16-2011 Experiencing God in the Church-Equipping the Church

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    Experiencing GodIn The Body of Christ

    Grace Gift RolesEquipping The Church

    Pastor John Isaacs

    Kingsway Community Church

    January 16, 2011

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    Grace Gift Roles1. Apostle2. Prophet3. Evangelist

    4. Pastor 5. Teacher

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    Ephesians 4:11-12 (NLT)11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave tothe church: the apostles, the

    prophets, the evangelists, andthe pastors and teachers. 12 Theirresponsibility is to equipGods people

    to do his work and build up the church,the body of Christ.

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    1. Jesus Is OurApostle

    Heb. 3:12. Jesus Is OurProphet

    Luke 24:19

    3. Jesus Is OurEvangelistMatt. 9:35

    4. Jesus Is OurPastor1 Peter 5:2-45. Jesus Is OurTeacher

    John 3:2

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    Purpose of 5-Fold

    Equipping all the members

    of the church to be theministers in the church.

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    Results of 5-FoldA Healthy Church1. United in Diversity

    2. Grounded in Biblical Truth3. Spiritually Mature Believers4. Every Member as a Minister

    5. Not Stagnate but DynamicGrowth

    6. Atmosphere of Love

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    Apostle

    apostolos one chosen and sent

    with a special commission

    Definition: The supernatural ability

    to start up new churches andministries and to give them oversight.

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    Apostle

    Description: The spiritual expression

    that supernaturally enables a personto fill the role of one sent outside thelocal congregation to pioneer new

    churches and/or to father newministries.

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    Apostle

    Results:

    1. It focuses upon the big pictureand makes sure there is biblicalbalance in a ministry.

    2. Works to preserve the unity ofthe Body of Christ.

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    Apostle

    Results:

    3. Emphasis on signs and wondersand stirs up the supernatural.4. Guides and balances the growth

    of the church.5. Sets things in order and

    strengthens foundations.

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    Apostle

    Results:

    6. Develops and nurtures vision forthe mission of the church. Keepsthe focus outward.

    7. Pioneers new churches andfathers new Christian ministries.

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    Apostle

    Cautions:

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    eed to remember that thestrength of their authority andvision can quench the Spirit in

    others.

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    Apostle

    Cautions:

    2. Can become overly focused on atruth or a goal and critical ofothers who arent in the same

    place.3. Can cause others to look to

    them for answers.

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    Prophet

    prophetes one that speaks a

    divinely inspired message.

    Definition: The supernatural ability

    to speak Gods will, heart, or mind toothers.

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    Prophet

    Description: The spiritual expression

    that supernaturally enables a personto fill the role of one whoconsistently reveals Gods truth and

    proclaims it in a timely and relevantmanner.

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    Prophet

    Results:

    1. This person is always pointingpeople towards Gods will.2. Speaks divinely inspired messages

    that can be predictive, directive,or corrective.

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    Prophet

    Results:

    3. Operates best when part of ateam with an apostle.4. Watches the flock, listens to the

    Lord, and speaks words that pointpeople back to God when they

    stray.

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    Prophet

    Results:

    5. A person in this role will be usedby God to stir up spiritual zeal andincrease hunger for the

    supernatural.

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    Prophet

    Cautions:

    1. Remember that Scripture mustalways support and agree witheach message given.

    2. Every message is subjective andshould be offered to others for

    consideration.

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    Prophet

    Cautions:

    3. This role is not filled by someonewho does prophecy but aperson who carries authority to

    be an equipper.4. Prophets can become demanding,

    demeaning, and discouraging.

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    Evangelist

    euaggelistes one who brings

    good news.

    Definition: The supernatural ability

    to bring the good news of JesusChrist to people.

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    Evangelist

    Description: The spiritual expression

    that supernaturally enables a personto fill the role of one who is able toeffectively communicate the Gospel

    of Christ in such a way that it bringsout a persons need for God and

    releases faith for salvation.

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    Evangelist

    Results:

    1. Ability to communicate themessage of hope found in JesusChrist with clarity and conviction.

    2. Seek out opportunities to talk tounbelievers and able to direct the

    conversation to spiritual matters.

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    Evangelist

    Results:

    3. Usually have divine appointmentsin their daily life with peopleready to give their lives to Christ.

    4. They are able to adapt thepresentation of the Gospel to

    connect with the persons needs.

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    Evangelist

    Results:

    5. They encourage and equip othersin the Body of Christ to have theevangelistic spirit of outreach.

    6. They keep a congregation frombecoming inwardly focused.

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    Evangelist

    Cautions:

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    eed to remember to notbecome critical of others who arenot evangelists.

    2. Remember the same approach isnot appropriate for everyone.

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    Evangelist

    Cautions:

    3.N

    eed to remember that the HolySpirit draws a person to Jesus andnot their mastery of persuasive

    words or use of condemnation orfear.

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    The Apostolic1. Focus on Unity and Overall

    Health.

    2. Hungry for Signs & Wonders.3. Biblical Truth as Foundational.4. Church is in order.5. Vision of the Church is clear.6. People are missional.

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    The Prophetic1. Focus on Obedience to Gods

    Word.

    2. Eagerness to repent of sin.3. Faith for the supernatural.4. Hunger to know Gods will.5. Desire for personal holiness.6. Reactive to ungodliness.

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    The Evangelist1. Focus is on Church Growth.2. Burden for the lost.

    3. Eagerness to be a witness.4. Regular testimonies of people

    giving their lives to Jesus.5. Evangelistic meetings.6. Outreach into the community.

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