Phi 1:1; Eph 4:11-13; 1Ti 3:1-7; Tit 1:5-9; Act 20:17,28; 1Tim 5:17; 1Thes 5:12-13.
ROMANS-470-130103 - length: 61:04 - taught on Jan, 3 2013
The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts
Setting the scene for Paul’s teaching on the Spiritual Gifts.
The Giver of the Gifts: The Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit
What is a “Spiritual Gift”?
Similar but different: things sometimes confused with spiritual gifts
Offices in the church
pastor or elder in a church
spiritual gift of Pastor-Teacher
Office of deacon
spiritual gift of helps or administration
The Biblical offices of the local churches include the Lord Jesus Christ as the head, the elders or pastors, the deacons, and the priests.
There is a difference between the office of elder/overseer/pastor and the spiritual gift of Pastor-Teacher.
Pastor-Teachers equip the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ.
to tend as a shepherd of;
to lead, with the implication of providing for.
to feed, to tend a flock, keep sheep;
to rule, govern.
It is derived from the root word
which is the Greek word for ‘pastors’ in EPH 4:11.
That word “guardian” is actually episkopos in the Greek and that is the word that is elsewhere translated “overseer”.