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12 Phillip Sef Eng

  1. 1. GIFTED FOR SERVICE: PHILIP Lesson 12 – September 20, 2008
  2. 2. Because of the great growth of the church, the apostles were snowed under with the problems of the congregation . In order to free them from those problems, they suggested the election of seven deacons who would resolve them, so they could proclaim the Gospel
  3. 3. SUITABILITY FOR DEACONSHIP Men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom Grave Not doubletongued
  4. 4. Not given to much wine Not greedy of filthy lucre Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience SUITABILITY FOR DEACONSHIP
  5. 5. Their wives must be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things They must be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well SUITABILITY FOR DEACONSHIP
  6. 6. BENEFITS OF DEACONSHIP Those who practice deaconship gain a place of honour and acquire better confidence for talking about their faith in Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 3:1-13) Philip had the adequate moral and familiar qualities for being appointed deacon (his four daughters prophesied ) [ Acts 21:8-9 ] Service prepared Philip to receive greater gifts
  7. 7. SPIRITUAL GIFTS INCREASED IN PHILIP God improved or gave the next (among others) gifts to Philip : Service Teaching To succour the needy Compassion Word of knowledge To cure sick people Miraculous powers Teacher Hospitality
  8. 8. Does the Holy Spirit give ALL THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS to only one person?
  9. 9. In order for the work to be built up strong and symmetrical, there is need of varied gifts and different agencies, all under the Lord's direction; He will instruct the workers according to their several ability. Co-operation and unity are essential to a harmonious whole, each labourer doing his God-given work, filling his appropriate position, and supplying the deficiency of another . Ellen G.White, Evangelism , pp. 80-81
  10. 10. Peter and John were sent to Samaria in order to help Philip and, with their gifts, they complemented Philip’s ones <ul><li>When they laid their hands upon new believers, they received the Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>They discerned the true spirit that motivated Simon Magus </li></ul>
  11. 11. PHILIP THE MISSIONARY When persecution sparked off in Jerusalem, Philip fled to Samaria . There, DEACON Philip became MISSIONARY Philip, preaching the Gospel with great power and success
  12. 12. When God needed to evangelize to the royal treasurer of Ethiopia, He sent His angel to Philip for carrying out this special mission PHILIP THE MISSIONARY
  13. 13. God gives us gifts and wants us to use them for the benefit of His work . As we practise those gifts, He will give us others and/or will increase those that we already have, giving new opportunities for the service . We have to collaborate with other brothers to bring the Gospel all over the world . Wherever God leads you, be a missionary . Philip’s example teaches us that :
  14. 14. An angel guided Philip to the one who was seeking for light and who was ready to receive the gospel, and today angels will guide the footsteps of those workers who will allow the Holy Spirit to sanctify their tongues and refine and ennoble their hearts … E.G.W. ( The Acts of the Apostles , págs. 88- 90)
  15. 15. The unselfish labour of Christians in the past should be to us an object lesson and an inspiration. The members of God's church are to be zealous of good works, separating from worldly ambition and walking in the footsteps of Him who went about doing good. With hearts filled with sympathy and compassion, they are to minister to those in need of help, bringing to sinners a knowledge of the Saviour's love. Such work calls for laborious effort, but it brings a rich reward. Those who engage in it with sincerity of purpose will see souls won to the Saviour, for the influence that attends the practical carrying out of the divine commission is irresistible Ellen G. White, The Acts of the Apostles , pp. 88- 90)
  16. 16. A SOCIAR la verdad  ¿Por qué debería estudiar esta lección? D ESCUBRIR la verdad  ¿Qué dice la Biblia acerca de esta verdad? A PLICAR la verdad  ¿De qué manera esta verdad impacta en mi vida? P LANIFICAR la práctica de la verdad  ¿Cómo puedo usar esta lección? T RANSFERIR la verdad  ¿Qué cambios necesito hacer en mi vida? Slideshare.net/chucho1943 Efectivo para GRUPOS PEQUEÑOS ADAPT alo! Enfoque de Enseñanza