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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

While it is certain that teaching, preaching, pastoring, evangelizing, etc., in an 'ordained' ongoing fashion are gifts of the Spirit within individuals particularly called from within local bodies of ...
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How do Christians who believe in current-day Apostles, Prophets and the 5-fold ministry interpret Ephesians 2:20?

The foundational apostles and prophets of Eph. 2:20 refers to New Testament apostles and Old Testament Prophets. Christ is the cornerstone. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and ...
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Was Jesus actively persecuted at any other points during his Ministry and/or adult life?

According to the Gospel of John, Jesus avoided to go to Jerusalem in public quite early John 2:23-25: Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was ...
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The calling and experience of Ministry

Paul was speaking as an apostle, and all the apostles were chosen by divine appointment. As Jesus said in John 15:14-17, they were now his friends, for they did what he commanded. “Ye have not ...
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The calling and experience of Ministry

There is no difficulty in identifying godly men during past centuries, men who were called and who taught the gospel without apology or excuse. Their ministry was blessed by God. For example: ...
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Are Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic allowed to break the host?

The official website of the Vatican seems to be silent on this issue. Nevertheless it may be up to the local ordinary to make special norms for the diocese in question! The following is taken from ...
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Are there any denominations that believe in contemporary apostles, and if so, how is a person called to be an apostle according to them?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has a Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/topic/quorum-of-the-twelve-apostles The modern-day Quorum of the Twelve ...
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Was Jesus actively persecuted at any other points during his Ministry and/or adult life?

Yes, Jesus was "hounded" by the Jews for all three years of His ministry. In fact, He was even "hounded" by Satan Himself. (Matthew 4:1-11). At John 2:15 Jesus made a scourge of ...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

The KJV obscures something here, by translating both διδάσκω and μαθητεύω as “teach”. Jesus is speaking to the “eleven disciples” (ἕνδεκα μαθηταὶ), and commands them to “disciple” or “make disciples ...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20 go make disciple…..teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. The primary thing Jesus had commanded them to do was make disciples. So all those that ...
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When did Jesus launch his public ministry?

OP: Exactly when did Jesus launch his public ministry? Although Jesus Christ did not operate as a priest under the Mosaic Law, He still began His public ministry about the age of 30 at His baptism. ...
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Are there any denominations that believe in contemporary apostles, and if so, how is a person called to be an apostle according to them?

I will give a Lutheran response to the question. It is based upon a response to how some Reformed cessationists hold to what is called a "cascade" theology of spiritual gifts and offices. ...
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How do Christians discern if they are being called by God to ministry, and what ministry specifically?

Whilst agreeing that discernment and prayer is vital when contemplating what ministry God has called a Christian to, it might be useful to first consider what forms ministry can take. Not all are ...
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Where did Jesus stay during his 3.5 year ministry?

Jesus stayed on the mountain called Olivet during His ministry. 37 And in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but at night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet. 38 Then early ...
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Do the angels in heaven ever get scared of the thunders and lightnings proceeding from the great white throne?

The Book of Revelation contains John's description of what he saw in a vision, described in his own words based on his own experience. To him, whatever was happening at the throne could best be ...
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When did Jesus launch his public ministry?

Luke's gospel is helpful. Chapter 3 describes Jesus' baptism in the River Jordan then says (in verse 23): Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. There follows (in ...
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How do Christians who believe in current-day Apostles, Prophets and the 5-fold ministry interpret Revelation 21?

I don't put much stock in numerology normally, but I think this is one of the cases where the numerological meaning of twelve, the complete people of God, is more important than trying to identify ...
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Because of Paul's use of "Evangelism" repeatedly in 1 Corinthians 9:16, did he consider himself an Evangelist as well as Apostle?

Of course, Paul considered himself an evangelist as well as an apostle, as did the Lord who ordained and commanded him to evangelize: Acts 9:15, 17 KJV 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for ...
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Was Jesus actively persecuted at any other points during his Ministry and/or adult life?

The text in Matthew 26:1-5 speaks of the plot being two days before the Passover, but if we place ourselves in John 11:53 onwards we have to; when Jesus resurrected Lazarus, the Pharisees of the ...
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Commissioned or Ordained?

Commissioned or Ordained? Unfortunately there is no clear cut definition to be invoked here for the entire Christian family of believers. The definitions, terms and even expectations of different ...
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Which Christian churches have an entirely unpaid/lay clergy?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Commonly called "Mormons") As a member, I enjoy paying tithing to the Church that is used to fund the building of the Kingdom of God on Earth: "...
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How do Christians who believe in current-day Apostles, Prophets and the 5-fold ministry interpret Ephesians 2:20?

The argument that His role as the cornerstone of the church was completed with His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension. If the work of the cornerstone is, in that sense, complete, so must the ...
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Are there any denominations that believe in contemporary apostles, and if so, how is a person called to be an apostle according to them?

Are there any denominations that believe in contemporary apostles, and if so, how is a person called to be an apostle according to them? Both the Orthodox and Catholic Churches have historically ...
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How do Christians discern if they are being called by God to ministry, and what ministry specifically?

How do Christians discern if they are being called by God to ministry, and what ministry specifically? Discernment for a particular ministry usually takes several years to ascertain. It is not ...
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Where did Jesus stay during his 3.5 year ministry?

Jesus did not necessarily need to own a house to have a "fixed abode." He could have stayed with Peter at his home in Capernaum during his stays. Although we don't know the exact length of his stays, ...
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