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Everybody Is Somebody In His Body, Part 4

Differences of Ministries

Pastor E. Keith Hassell

1 Corinthians 12:5 (NKJV) “And there are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.”

I.                   Review

A.               The Holy Spirit has given everyone a measure of the gift of grace. We call these the “Grace Gifts,” also known as “Motivational Gifts.”

1.          These are found in Romans 12:6-8:  Prophecy, Ministry, Teaching, Exhortation, Giving, Leadership, and Mercy.

2.          These are measures of the “manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10)

II.                There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord

A.               Priests and Levites all served the Lord in differing capacities within the Tabernacle and Temple

B.                We are one body composed of many members (1 Corinthians 12:13-27)

C.               List of ministries in Ephesians 4:11 (Equipping or Five-fold ministries)

1.          Apostles

2.          Prophets

3.          Evangelists

4.          Pastors

5.          Teachers

D.               List of ministries in 1 Corinthians 12

1.          Apostles

2.          Prophets

3.          Teachers

4.          Miracles

5.          Gifts of Healings (

6.          Helps (Service ministries)

7.          Administrations (Literally, “governments” which are delegated authorities who preside over others)

8.          Varieties of tongues

9.          Interpretation of tongues

E.                Various others

1.          Intercession (Anna)

2.          Singer

3.          Musician

4.          Doorkeeper

III.             How do we know?

A.               While gifts define our motivation, ministries define our function.

B.                Our grace is based upon our function

C.               Our function is based upon our calling

D.               Our calling is based upon our ministry

E.                Our ministry is based upon the Lord’s choosing

F.                The Lord’s choosing is based upon the Father’s purpose

G.               Our ministry is evidenced by

1.          Grace

2.          Anointing

3.          Fruit

H.               Two extremes that keep us from functioning in ministry

1.          Pride that makes us feel more than what we are

2.          Condemnation that makes us feel less than what we are

I.                   Our goal is not to be what we want to be but what the Lord has called and equipped us to be

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