SOME BIBLICAL MINISTRY JOB DESCRIPTIONS
We see a `job description' in the following scriptures, and are to test ourselves in the following matters: -
We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us-we implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:20.
The Elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honour, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the corn," and "The worker deserves his wages."
1 Timothy 5:17,18.
FISHERS OF MEN
Come, follow me," Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of men."
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into his harvest field."
MEN OF GOD
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16,17.
As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow-worker among you; as for our brothers, they are representatives of the churches and an honour to Christ.
2 Corinthians 8:23.
MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH
I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness-
MINISTERS OF CHRIST
.....to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
MINISTERS OF GOD
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way; in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots, in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and the left; through glory and dishonour, bad report and good report; genuine yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown, dying, and yet we live on; beaten and not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
2 Corinthians 6:4-10.
MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL
I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power.
MINISTERS OF THE LORD
Let the priests, who minister before the Lord, weep between the temple porch and the altar. Let them say, "Spare your people, O lord. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, `Where is their God?"
MINISTERS OF THE WORD
.....just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.
for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?
And how can they believe in the one they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
And how can they preach unless they are sent?
As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
PREACHERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;.....
2 Peter 2:5
SERVANTS OF CHRIST
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus.
SERVANTS OF THE CHURCH
For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
2 Corinthians 4:5.
SERVANTS OF GOD
Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness.
SERVANTS OF THE LORD
And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
2 Timothy 2:24.
I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be terrified, nor will any be missing," declares the Lord.
But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs.
STEWARDS OF GOD
Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work,.......
STEWARDS OF GRACE
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:10.
STEWARDS OF MYSTERIES
So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and those entrusted with the secret things of God.
1 Corinthians 4:1.
I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You will call on the Lord and give yourselves no rest.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
As God's fellow workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain.
2 Corinthians 6:1.
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