Hidden Apostles, Where are YOU?

31 08 2013

5 tree finishedWe are in a series on five spiritual gifts, sometimes the office gifts from Ephesians 4:11-13.

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Eph 4:11-13

Today we are going to look at the first of these gifts, that of Apostle.

What is an apostle? The Webster’s dictionary tells us: An apostle is someone sent out on a mission! ChicoSomeone who initiates a great moral reform or first advocates any important belief or system.

Christ’s intimate followers were the first known apostles, for they were men sent out by Christ on a mission. Back in the old testament we can add men like Moses, Abraham, today we might add men like Billy Graham, and women like Amy Semple McPherson and you might also include your pastor, but do you know there are everyday people who function as hidden apostles in their home or place of business.

A young man comes to mind, his name is Chico. He is the first person in the history of his family to graduate from high school and go on to college! He is an apostle in his family, where others have been unable, or unwilling to finish well, Chico stayed the course marked out for him and finished well. He now helps to support this mother and brothers and sisters. I marvel at the tenacity of this young man to beat the odds!

Not all are called to be apostles, but if you are sent out on a mission, to initiate, reform or advocate, don’t walk away, press in because Christ is with you and through it, He will transform your faith as He did with Moses and even Jesus in the desert!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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