This course gives a brief overview of the five-fold ministry within the Church using the Holy Bible. This course introduces the role of an apostle, a prophet, an evangelist, a pastor/priest, and a teacher.
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Answer the quiz questions using a short response. E-mail quiz to email@example.com and an 80% mastery is required.
1-“Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that
are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect
before God.” ANSWER:____________________
2-“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen and
repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto
thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his
place, except thou repent.” ANSWER:__________________
3-“Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit
adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent
of their deeds.” ANSWER:____________________
4-“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous
therefore, and repent.” ANSWER:____________________
5-“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold,
the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be
tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou
faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”
6-“I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open
door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength,
and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.”
7-“But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the
Nic-o-lai-tanes, which I also hate.”
8-“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor
hot, I will spew(spue) thee out of my mouth.”
9-“I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and
thy patience, and as for you works; and the last to be more
than the first.” ANSWER:____________________
10-“Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard,
and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch,
I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what
hour I will come upon thee.”ANSWER:_________________
11-“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou
Art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they
Are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”
12-“But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast
there them that hold the doctrine of Ba’laam, who taught
Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of
Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit
13-“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because
thou sufferest that woman Jez’e-bel, which calleth herself
a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit
fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.”
14-“And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels
of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I
received of my Father.” ANSWER:____________________
15-“He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white
raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book
of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and
before his angels.” ANSWER:____________________
16-“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which
say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will
make Them to come and worship before thy feet, and to
know That I have loved thee.” ANSWER:________________
17-“Behold I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my
voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup
with him, and he with me.” ANSWER:__________________
18-“And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto
the end, to him will I give power over the nations.”
19-“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto
the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat
of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and
in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth
saving he that receiveth it.”
20-“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple
of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write
upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city
of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down
out of heaven fro my God: and I will write upon him my
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(O. T. #307)
THE PROPHETS - MAJOR & MINOR
By: Fr. James Ross
Pray before study: The real Teacher is the Holy Spirit, and we have our Lord's own promise that He, The Spirit of Truth, will guide you into all Truth. (St. John 16: 13).
Read and study: In this lesson the student's attention is directed to the full Biblical text of all the prophetical writings commonly referred to as the Major and Minor Prophets; to the whole of the book, THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS - Men Spake from God, by H.L. Ellison; to pages 303-449 of Unger, and to A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE, by Geisler and Nix, as occasion may require.
Affirmation of the Prophet's Mission and Authority: St. John, whose record of the Gospel we shall consider in the light of its special significance- when we come to the Division of New Testament, points to 'seven signs' or 'works' (miracles) through which the glory of the Godhead is manifested in the Person of Jesus Christ, Who is God incarnate; and our Lord Himself appealed to such signs as essential factors in His divine mission. In a similar way an Old Testament Prophet could cite proofs of his mission as one called of his mission as one called to act and speak for God. Some of these 'signs' are worthy of notice. (a) Miracles: Used to authenticated Moses in his mission as Israel's leader out of Egyptian slavery- Exod. 4:1-9. See Elijah's struggle with Ahab and Baalism- I Kings 17:1 ff; 18:21-40. "Signs and wonders' serve as endorsements of the commandments (Deut. 13: 1-3). (b) Fulfillment of Prediction: Note Isaiah's frequent claim that only God knows the future- Isaiah 41:22; 42:9; 44:7; 45:21; 46:10. By this rule the pagan gods are shown to be false. But the true prophets foresee the future in so far as it pleases God to reveal it to them, and their prophecies come to pass- 1 Kings 17:1; 18:1. It is a sign of a prophet's falseness if his prediction fails of fulfillment- Deut. 18:20-22. (c) Harmony With Revealed Teaching: If a prophet's requirement or teaching demands that the nation departs from obedience to Jehovah, that in itself is an indication that the one claiming to be a prophet is false and "a dreamer of dreams" - Deut. 13:1-3.
The principle underlying the foregoing is summarized by Isaiah: "'To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." A literal translation of this verse would be "To the law and to the testimony! If not, let them say after this manner, 'That there is no dawn, light or wisdom to it.'" Isaiah 8:20.
In these days of so much confusion of voices and opinions- arising out of false teaching, and "wickedness in high places," it is of tremendous help to remember that any pronouncement which claims to have divine authority must harmonize with truth already revealed to God's people; otherwise it is spurious and fraudulent, and the result of man's vanity and rebellion.
(d) A Divine Call: God calls His servants, the prophets, in Old Testament times, and not less certainly and convincingly today. Sometimes outwardly and visibly- by appointment and anointing- 1 Kings 19:16-19; and always internally- with a consciousness on the part of the individual that he has been called, sometimes before birth, and in troubled times, marked by the eruption of sin and violence and open rebellion against God and His revealed laws. He is called to declare the will and purpose of God to his generation- Jer. 1:5; cf. Gal. 1:15; Jer. 20: 7-13; cf. St. Luke 7:18-28. It is a call to speak authoritatively- "Thus saith the Lord…" and confidently-cf. Micah 3:8 "but as for me, I am full of power by the Spirit of Jehovah, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin."
Old Testament Prophets are Instruments of Holy Spirit's Action: This is evidenced by: - (a) God puts His Spirit upon men- Numb. 11:25, 29; Ex. 28:3; 31:3. (b) God pours out His Spirit upon men- Joel 2:28; Ezek. 39:29; Isa.32: 15; 44:3. (c) God's Spirit falls upon men, and is said to come to rest upon them- Ezek. 11:5; Numb.11: 26; 24:2; 1 Sam. 10:6; II Chron. 15:1. (d) God's Spirit enters into men, making them the vehicle of His action-Ezek. 2:2; 3:24; I Chron. 12: 18; II Chron. 24:20; Jud. 6:34. (e) God's Spirit fills men- Mic. 3:8. Cf. Marginal references to these passages.
From the above references it will be clear that the Old Testament prophet was conscious of the fact that he was sent from God on a divine mission- to declare His will to Israel. He was also aware that in a very special way God communicated His revelation to him- Amos 3:7 "Surely the Lord Jehovah will do nothing, except He reveal His secret unto His servants the prophets", cf. 1 Pet. 1:12. The prophets themselves considered all who prophesied without a divine commission as false- Jer. 23:13-40; and the evidence was so clear that it was easy to perceive the difference between the true and false prophet- 1 Kings 22:24-28; II Chron.18: 23. The prophets believed themselves to be members of a 'line' or 'school' of prophets who were called to declare the "Yet many years dist Thou bear with them, and testifiest against them by Thy Spirit through the prophets: yet would they not give ear: Therefore gavest Thou them into the hand of the peoples of the land"; cf. Zech. 7:12. The prophets regarded the writings of former prophets to be historical, authentic and the words were rejected, it was the same as if God Himself was rejected- Hag. 2:5; Zech. 1:6; Amos 7:10-17.
The correct evaluation of the foregoing facts leads us to one conclusion, namely, that the Old Testament (and therefore the New Testament) Scriptures are inspired by God; and this view is supported by the Lord Jesus Christ. One of the purposes of this course is to inculcate and strengthen in the student a conviction of this truth.
THE PROPHETS- MAJOR & MINOR (OT #307): QUIZ
DIRECTIONS: Answer each question as thoroughly as you can in short response format with 25 or more words giving scripture references in your answer. E-mail quiz with answers email@example.com Remember to always keep a copy of your work. A score of 80% is needed to pass. Go at your own pace.
GIVE SCRIPTURE REFERENCES IN YOUR ANSWERS.
The New Testament states that the Church must have the five-fold ministry in it to grow properly. What is the purpose of the prophet in the Church today? Do you think, by research, that the traditional churches have prophets today? If so, are they being listened to? What is the reaction to them by the Church?
- Where in the scriptures does it say what the purpose of prophecy is?
- Why did The Lord have prophets in the Old Testament?
- When the prophets put forth The Word of The Lord it was always for specific reasons. What did The Lord do after He spoke through the prophets?
- Prophets were men of God who were in obedience to The Lord. Why did Elijah have a contest with the Baal prophets?
- Which Old Testament prophet raised an ax out of the water by a miracle?
- Prophets of Old were persecuted and killed for speaking Truth for The Lord. What do you think The Lord did to His sons' persecutors?
- When Moses was criticized by Aaron and Miriam there was a consequence of their actions with The Lord. What happened to them and what did Moses have to do?
- John the Baptist was the Forerunner to The Lord's coming. What does scripture say concerning him with reference to Elijah?
- Malachi was the prophet who spoke before John the Baptist came on the scene. What did he prophesy concerning Elijah? Remember that Elijah had already been on earth and was taken up in a whirlwind to Heaven. So, what do you think the significance is of the prophecy spoken forth by the prophet Malachi?
“Twelve Names of God”
RESEARCH THE MEANINGS OF THE TWELVE NAMES OF GOD IN OLD TESTAMENT WHICH ARE:
- EL – Read 2 Samuel 22: 31, 32
- ADONAI – when used to refer to God it is written in the plural which is one of God’s Name: “Adonai”. Read Genesis 15:2.
- EL SHADDAI – Read Prov. 3:26, 27.
- ELOHIM – Read 1 Kings 8: 23.
- JEHOVAH-JIREH – Read Genesis 22:14.
- JEHOVAH-NISSI – Read Psalm 4:6.
- JEHOVAH-M’KADDESH – Read Lev. 20:8
- KANNA –Read Isa. 9:7.
- PALET – Psalms 18:2.
- YESHA – Read Isa. 43:3.
- ABHIR – Isa. 1: 24, 49.
- JEHOVAH –TSIDKENU: Read Jer. 33:16.
DIRECTIONS: After reading the scriptures answer each question as thoroughly as you can in short response format with 25 or more words giving scripture references in your answer. E-mail quiz with answers to firstname.lastname@example.org Remember to always keep a copy of your work. A score of 80% is needed to pass. Go at your own pace.
- What is the meaning of “EL” in this passage and what attributes are given to this Name of God?
- Why do you think “ADONAI” is plural for this Name of God?
- Since “God is all sufficient” and the Book of Proverbs is the book describing the Wisdom of God what is the meaning of Proverbs 3: 26, 27?
- “ELOHIM” describes the attributes of the “Being” of God. What is the important message given in 1 Kings 8:23?
- Why did Abraham call God JEHOVAH-JIREH?
- What is the reason to referring to The Lord as JEHOVAH-NISSI in the passage Psalms 4:6?
- Describe what JEHOVAH-M’KADDESH means and the importance of this attribute to God’s people?
- The attitude of GOD is emphasized in His Name KANNA in Isaiah 9:7. What is the reason and “Who” is this attitude in reference to?
- What is the meaning of “PALET”?
- What is the connection between all the 12 Names of God used in this study?
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- What is the meaning of Evangelist?
- What was the purpose of the Evangelist and what did Jesus say we are to with the Gospel?
- Name the four most famous Evangelist.
- What was the message of John the Baptist?
- When did St. Paul receive his first mission and where was his first missionary journey?
- What Evangelist wrote the third and longest, Gospel book and how many chapters did he write?
- Which Evangelist was a Gentile and what was his profession?
- The Evangelist, St. Philip was lead by the Holy Spirit to meet an eunuch in the wilderness. The eunuch was reading a book and lacked understanding. What was the book he was reading and what was the message of understanding given to him by St. Philip?
- What are the most fundamental elements of the gospel in your opinion?
- St. Paul went to Greece. People in Greece worshiped many gods. How did St. Paul used the unknown god to preach Christ?