Ministry

{MINISTRY IN THE ASSEMBLY}

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{MISSION}
  1. One Spirit, One People - {PDF Copy} - (By his death, Jesus formed one covenant community - One New Man - based on faith in him, not ethnicity or nationality – Ephesians 2:11-22)
  2. To the Ends of the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (The Gospel of the Kingdom announced by Jesus offers salvation and life to all men and women of every nation and people)
  3. Spirit and Mission - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus now dispenses the gift of the Spirit to his people, and it empowers them to carry out gospel proclamation to all nations)
  4. Between Law and Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Between the ascension and the outpouring of the Spirit, the apostles pray and appoint Matthias to complete their number)
  5. Signs on the Earth - (The prophecy in the book of Joel sets the tone for Acts, including the signs and wonders that accompany the gospel) - {PDF Copy}
  6. With Boldness - (In response to threats from the high priests, the young Assembly was filled with great boldness of speech by the Spirit – Acts 4:5-31) - {PDF Copy}
  7. We are Witnesses! - (The Gift of the Spirit equips the Assembly to bear witness of Jesus, especially concerning his Resurrection from the dead) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Stephen Bears Witness - (Under the guidance of the Spirit, and in fulfillment of Scripture, Stephen gives eloquent testimony to the leaders of Israel) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Mission - (The mission of the church between now and Christ’s return is to announce the Good News of his Kingdom to all nations – Matthew 24:14) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Bethel, House of God - (Jesus is the true and only way of access to the Father, the Greater Bethel, and the House of God – John 1:47-50) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Worship in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (To a woman in Samaria, Jesus revealed that the presence of God no longer is limited to geographic locations or man-made structures)
  12. Message and Mission - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus summoned his disciples to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God in every inhabited corner of the Earth – Romans 3:22-30)
  13. Ekkl├ęsia - The Assembly of God - {PDF Copy} - (The Christian use of the term church or ekkl├ęsia is derived from the assembly of Yahweh gathered for worship in the Hebrew Bible)
  14. Spiritual Power - {PDF Copy} - (The power and wisdom of God are revealed in the proclamation of a Messiah who was crucified on Calvary)
  15. A Female Apostle? - {PDF Copy} - (It is unclear whether Paul’s reference to a Junias who was of note among the apostles was a man or a woman)
  16. Where God Dwells - {PDF Copy} - (The New Testament applies Temple language from the Hebrew Bible to the Church, the Body of Christ, the greater and true Sanctuary of God)

{SCRIPTURE}
  1. Ignoring Scripture - {PDF Copy} - (The Apostle Paul was quite serious when he wrote that elders and ministers must be above reproach both in and without the Assembly)
  2. Distributions of the Spirit - (Followers of Jesus must cling to the word of the Son that has been confirmed by sign, wonders, and the impartations of the Holy Spirit) - {PDF Copy}

{WATER BAPTISM}
  1. He Baptizes in Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (John the Baptist prepared the way for the Messiah who is the Herald of the Kingdom of God and the one who baptizes in the Spirit – Mark 1:4-8)
  2. In His Name - {PDF Copy} - (In Acts, converts to the new faith were baptized in water, and in the name of Jesus Christ no long after conversion)
  3. To You is the Promise - (The gift of the Spirit is for all men and women who repent and are baptized in Jesus' name, all in fulfillment of the promise of the Father) - {PDF Copy}

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