Today’s Bible study – the word, “apostle.”
The word “apostle” comes from the Greek word, apostolos, which means “one who is sent,” and specifically implies that the person is sent on a mission.
We know that we are all called to be apostles, ambassadors for Christ. And we’ve heard, of course, of the 12 Apostles, but what really makes an apostle, an “apostle?”
If I am truly “sent”…
- Who sent me?
- What is my specific mission (vs what is the mission I think I’m on or that I think I’m most qualified to do)?
- Whose power do I rely and draw on?
Bishop T. D. Jakes says not to “confuse our talents with our purpose.” There’s a connection in here…
Father, help me to see what Your purpose is for me. I know that, if I do this thing first, if I “seek first the Kingdom of God and its righteousness,” then “all [my needs] will be added unto me.” (Mt. 6:33).Then I know that I will be fulfilling, not my talent, but my purpose. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Readings for today:
- The Definition of an Apostle, by Dr. Ray Pritchard
- Hebrews 3:1 – Jesus, the Apostle
- John 3:17 – Jesus’ mission
- “You Shouldn’t Confuse Talent With Purpose” – T. D. Jakes