OFFICES IN THE CHURCH

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” (1 Corinthians 12:28).

In the apostle’s lists of officers in the church, the “help” is mentioned before the “governments.” By the ministry of prayer, by the ministry of giving, by the ministry of encouragement, by the shining face and mute pressure of the hand, and a little word of cheer, and by the countless ways in which we can help, or at least can keep from hindering. We can find still the footprints of Aquila and Priscilla if we want to follow them.

It is a great grace to be able to rejoice in another’s work and pour our lives, like affluent rivers, into great streams. But God knows whence every drop has come, and in the greater day of recompense many of the help shall have the chief reward.

Beloved, are you helping? Are you helping your Minister, Bishop, pastor, your brother, your husband, your mother, your fellow-worker, and when the harvest comes shall he that soweth and he that reapeth rejoice together?

You can help by holy prayer,
Helpful love and joyful song,
O, the burdens you may bear,
O, the sorrows you may share,
O, the crowns you yet may wear,
If you help along.

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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