Friday, February 12, 2010

98. The Apostle and the rest of APEST

Teachers teach, Shpeherds shepherd, Evangelists evangelize, prophets prophesy, and Apostles.....apostle-ize? Not really. Out of the five gifts in the APEST typology, the apostle is a bit unique in this fashion. They are sent out by some one else. Some people wonder wether or not this is the local church or God. I would have to say both and. Apostolic ministry is not for the faint of heart. It is one of those deal that if you get into it, you had better be called by God to do it or probably wont stay n it very long. A church can send any one into a mission field, but it does not mean they are called by God. We do not determine who is called and who is not. People determine that for themselves, and sometimes in the context of an intimate community. Apostles are sent ones, and this implies that some one else is a part of the equation, doing the sending.

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