Apostles and Prophets
The Upward Look
by Max D. Hutto,
“And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,” Ephesians 4:11 NASB
Apostles and prophets had a foundational role in establishing and grounding the early church in the truths of God. An apostle was a messenger sent by Christ. Specifically an apostle was one who had seen the risen Christ and had been sent by Him to proclaim the gospel message. The Twelve, Paul, Barnabas, and few others were called apostles. A prophet was gifted to reveal and declare the word of God, exhorting the young church in the doctrines and teachings of Christ and in how to live for Christ.
Lord Jesus, You gifted certain believers to be apostles and prophets to guide the early church. Now guide me through Your Word, the Bible, to know truth and to walk in Your ways.
September 2, 2022 - © Copyright 2022, Max D. Hutto.
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