January 30, 2022

Christian Education

Being Called into the Ministry

Acts 9, I Cor 15:9-10, Gal 1:1; Eph 1:3-5, 6:13-18 (KJV)

Paul’s Conversion

  • It was like Abraham’s conversion when God changed his name Gen 17:5
  • On his road to Damascus, Paul met Jesus Acts 9:5
  • Paul is telling the believer’s that God delivered him from his old life and that God can do the same for them Col 3:9
  • When you become born again, there is some new recognition about you in heaven Luke 15:7

Paul’s Training For The Gospel

  • Paul studied under Gamaliel Acts 5:34
  • Gamaliel was a doctor of the Law Ref L
  • Gamaliel was well-studied being a teacher of the Law Acts 22:3

God Gave Paul A New Name

  • Paul’s old name was previously Saul Acts 9:4
  • Paul’s old name and past were infamous, he was a persecutor Acts 8:1-3
  • Paul’s old reputation was associated with his old name Acts 22:3-5
  • His old name & reputation had a negative connotation
  • Paul is the new name that God gave Paul Acts 13:13
  • God does not want to refer to Paul by his old name any longer Acts 13:13
  • God seemed to not like Paul’s old name, when Paul was in darkness he was irrelevant to God
  • The name Saul brought a lot of fear to the church Acts 8:3
  • That is what it means to be born again, to have a new name 2 Cor 5:17
  • The new name is associated with the new life

Paul’s Holy Calling

  • When God calls someone, He knows who He is calling and why He is calling them
  • Paul was called to be an Apostle by the will of God Eph 1:1
    • Called to an Apostle by God the Father Gal 1:1
  • God called Paul because He knew that Paul was going to meet the requirements
  • Paul could speak multiple languages
  • Paul was a prolific writer and wrote 14 epistles of the bible
  • Paul was born out of due time I Cor 15:9-10

God Has Also Called Us Into The Ministry

  • Fill in the blanks, I am a (___state your calling, position, or title____) called by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead Gal 1:1
  • The best confession pertaining to your calling is to say that you have been called by Jesus Christ and God the Father
  • You will start walking in your calling more effectively
  • Walk in the understanding of what you believe in the Lord 2 Cor 5:17
  • Walk, believe, and flow in that

Paul’s Persecution For Preaching The Gospel

  • The Apostles gave him the right hand of fellowship to preach the gospel to the Gentiles Gal 2:9
  • The unbelieving Jews were going around trying to discredit Paul and stir up cities against him Acts 14:2
  • When Paul was with the unbelieving Jews, he persecuted the church in his old life Acts 8:1-3
  • Now the same unbelieving Jews that he used to associate with, turned against him

Jesus, the Author & Finisher of Our Faith

  • Jesus was God’s only Son who partook of flesh and blood on the earth, the Gnostics were trying to overthrow this fact Heb 2:14
  • Jesus told the people that God was His Father & he came down from heaven John 6:38
  • Jesus did everything according to His Father’s will John 8:29
  • Rarely did God speak in an audible voice to Jesus
  • Jesus was led by the Spirit
  • God gave Jesus the Spirit without measure John 3:34
  • Jesus is our example of how bishops, elders, preachers, and teachers are supposed to allow the Holy Spirit to lead them and guide them
  • If we live in the Spirit, we should walk in the Spirit Gal 5:25
  • We need to pray for the Spirit of wisdom & revelation Eph 1:17
  • This will help us to be led by the Spirit in our MINISTRY

The Top 6 Gifts of the Spirit Are The Mind Gifts & The Power Gifts

  • God gave Jesus to be the head over all things to the church Eph 1:20-23
  • We do not fight against other people in the realm of flesh and blood Eph 6:12
  • Spiritual wickedness in high places vs heavenly are all in the spiritual realm Eph 6:13
  • Principalities and powers have control over all the unregenerated Eph 6:13
  • It was those principalities and powers that causes the unregenerated to sin
  • The Holy Ghost is the doer of the work, in the heavenly places Eph 1:3
  • The Holy Ghost is the power of the highest Luke 1:35
  • God’s power sets us free from principalities, powers, & spiritual wickedness in high places. God does this through the power of the highest
  • You are no longer in the flesh but, in the Spirit Rom 8:9
  • You can cast out evil spirits because they no longer have control and power over you I John 4:4
  • In God we live, move, and have our being Acts 17:28

Bishop Joseph White

Bishop White is the organization’s founder and pastor of Pool of Bethesda, CLGI located in Columbus, Ohio. He teaches the Christian Education outline and shares them for your personal study and spiritual growth.

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