Acting and Working in the Body and for the Body in the One Divine Stream of God

In the book of Acts we see a group of people who live by Christ as their life, who act by Christ as their power and authority, and who realize that they are the Body and thus are working in the Body and for the Body in the one divine stream. First of all, the […]

Being willing to be Spent on behalf of the Saints and Exhort them to Walk Worthily of God

The apostles didn’t impart only the gospel of God to the Thessalonians – they also imparted their own souls; they were not just like a cherishing and nourishing mother but also like an exhorting father for the, so that they would walk worthily of God and be able to enter into the kingdom of God. […]

Learning to Cherish the Believers as a Nursing Mother and Not Assuming any Authority

In looking at the pattern of the apostle Paul as one who was one with the Lord in His heavenly ministry to shepherd the saints, we need to learn to cherish the believers and even yearn over them as a nursing mother would cherish and yearn over her own children. On the one hand, the […]

How our Manner of Life plays a Great Role in Shepherding Others According to God

In learning to cooperate with Christ in His heavenly ministry of shepherding others, we need to realize that our entrance toward the believers, our manner of life, and our being plays a great role in infusing the gospel into others and caring for them. The best way to cherish and nourish others according to God […]

The Best way to Shepherd People is to give them a Proper Pattern of Living Christ

The best way to shepherd people – as see in the New Testament – is to give them a proper pattern of living Christ and magnifying Him; Paul fed his spiritual children not only with the word of God but with his own living of Christ (see 1 Thes 2, 2 Cor. 1-2). Nowadays many […]

Paul was a Pattern of Living and Ministering Christ as the Spirit in his spirit

A picture is worth a thousand words, and as we read the New Testament we see how Paul was a pattern to us, the believers; he was a pattern of living and ministering Christ as the Spirit in his spirit for the building up of the Body of Christ. Paul enjoyed and experienced Christ, and […]

Paying more Attention to Life than to Work and Seeing how Paul was a Pattern in Shepherding

The Lord Jesus in His heavenly ministry is the Great Shepherd, the Shepherd of our souls, and in Acts 20 and 1 Thes. 2 we also see that Paul was a pattern of cooperating with Christ’s heavenly ministry to shepherd people for the building up of the Body of Christ. This week in our morning […]