Sunday Service (English) with Guest Speaker, Pastor Steve Maile!
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The Year of Preparation and Building!
May 28, 2017
Revival and Prophetic Evangelism!
Ephesians 4:8 Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” 9 (In saying, “He as-cended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? 10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of min-istry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to ma-ture manhood,to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
1 Cor 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually mem-bers of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of heal-ing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts.
From these two passages on the five-fold ministry of the church and spiritual gifts, we can discern two important truths. Firstly, all the five-fold gifting are important to the church for the equipping of the members of the body of Christ so that they can be effective in the ministry! When all the members begin to exercise their spir-itual gifts as they are trained and activated in them, the church will be built up in the unity of the faith, in maturity and fullness of Christ!
Secondly, the five fold ministry of the evangelist is not listed as the key foundational gift in the church in 1 Corinthians but it is generally used for the wider body of Christ to stir up the church for evangelism. Today, we welcome a gifted evangelist Steve Maile to stir up the body for revival and for evangelistic outreach. Be ac-tivated for the revival and transformation of Thailand. Amen.
Pastor Chee Kang Seng