Bible verses about "ministry" | Coverdale

Isaiah 6:8

8 After this I herde the voyce of the LORDE takinge advysement on this maner: Whom shall I sende, and who wilbe oure messaunger? The I sayde: here am I, sende me.

Matthew 28:18-20

18 And Iesus came vnto them, talked with them, and sayde: Vnto me is geue all power in heauen and in earth. 19 Go ye youre waye therfore, and teach all nacions, and baptyse them in the name of the father, and of the sonne, and of the holy goost: 20 and teach them to kepe all thinges, what soeuer I haue commaunded you. And lo, I am with you euery daye vnto the ende of the worlde.

Luke 4:1-12

1 Iesus full of the holy goost, came agayne from Iordane, and was led of ye sprete into wyldernes, 2 & fourty dayes loge was he tepted of ye deuell. And in those dayes ate he nothinge. And whan they were ended, he hongred afterwarde. 3 And the deuell sayde vnto him: Yf thou be ye sonne of God, comaunde this stone, yt it be bred. 4 And Iesus answered & sayde vnto hi: It is wrytten: Man shal not lyue by bred onely, but by euery worde of God. 5 And ye deuell toke him vp into an hye moutayne, and shewed him all the kyngdomes of ye whole worlde in ye twinckelinge of an eye, 6 & sayde vnto him: All this power wil I geue vnto the, and the glory therof, for it is geue ouer vnto me, and I geue it, to whom I wil. 7 Yf thou now wilt worshippe me, they shal all be thine. 8 Iesus answered him, and sayde: Auoyde fro me thou Satan. It is wrytten: Thou shalt worshippe the LORDE thy God, and him onely shalt thou serue. 9 And he caried him to Ierusalem, and set him vpon a pynnacle of the temple, and sayde vnto him: Yf thou be ye sonne of God, cast thy self downe from hence. 10 For it is wrytte: He shal geue his angels charge ouer the, to kepe the, 11 and with their handes they shal holde the vp, that thou dashe not thy fote agaynst a stone. 12 And Iesus answered, and sayde vnto him: It is sayde: Thou shalt not tempte the LORDE thy God.

Mark 3:1-35

1 He wente agayne also in to the synagoge, and there was there a ma that had a wythred hande. 2 And they marked him, whether he wolde heale him on the Sabbath, that they might accuse him. 3 And he sayde vnto ye ma with the wythred hade: Steppe forth here. 4 And he sayde vnto the: Is it laufull to do good on the Sabbath? Or is it laufull to do euell? to saue life, or to kyll? But they helde their tonge. 5 And he loked rounde aboute vpon them with wrath, and was sory for the harde hertes of the, and sayde vnto the man: Stretch out thine hande. And he stretched it out. And his hande was made whole like as ye other. 6 And the Pharises wete out, and straight waye they helde a councell with Herodes officers agaynst him, how they might destroye him. 7 But Iesus departed awaye with his disciples vnto the see. And there folowed him moch people out of Galile, and fro Iewry, 8 and from Ierusale, and out of Idumea, and from beyonde Iordan, and they that dwelt aboute Tyre and Sydon, a greate multitude which had herde of his noble actes, and came vnto him. 9 And he spake vnto his disciples yt they shulde kepe a shyppe for him because of the people, lest they shulde thrunge him: 10 for he healed many of them, in so moch, that all they which were plaged,preased vpon him, that they might touch him. 11 And whan the foule spretes sawe him, they fell downe before him, and cried, and sayde: Thou art the sonne of God. 12 And he charged them strately, that they shulde not make him knowne. 13 And he wente vp in to a mountayne, and called vnto him whom he wolde, and they came vnto him. 14 And he ordeyned ye twolue, that they shulde be with him, and that he might sende them out to preach, 15 and that they might haue power to heale sicknesses, and to cast out deuyls. 16 And vnto Symon he gaue the name Peter, 17 and Iames the sonne of Zebede, and Ihon the brother of Iames, and gaue the the name Bonarges, that is to saye, the children of thonder: 18 and Andrew, and Philippe, and Bartylmew, and Mathew, and Thomas, and Iames ye sonne of Alpheus, and Taddeus, and Symon of Cana, 19 and Iudas Iscarioth which betrayed him.And they came to house. 20 Then assembled the people together agayne, in so moch that they had no leysure to eate. 21 And when they that were aboute him herde of it, they wente out to holde him. For they sayde: he taketh to moch vpon him. 22 But the scrybes that were come downe from Ierusalem, sayde: He hath Belzebub, and thorow the chefe deuell casteth he out deuyls. 23 And he called them together, and spake vnto them in symilitudes:How can one Sathan dryue out another? 24 And yf a realme be deuyded in it self, how can it endure? 25 And yf a house be deuyded agaynst it self, it can not contynue. 26 Yf Sathan now ryse agaynst him self, and be at variaunce with him self, he can not endure, but is at an ende. 27 No man can entre in to a stronge mans house, and take awaye his goodes, excepte he first bynde the stronge man, and then spoyle his house. 28 Verely I saye vnto you: All synnes shalbe forgeuen the children of men, and the blasphemy also wherwith they blaspheme. 29 But who so blasphemeth the holy goost, hath neuer forgeuenes, but is giltie of the euerlastinge iudgment. 30 For they sayde: he hath an vncleane sprete. 31 And there came his mother and his brethre, and stode without, and sente vnto him, and called him. 32 And the people sat aboute him, and sayde vnto him: Beholde, thy mother and thy brethre axe after the without. 33 And he answered, and sayde: Who is my mother and my brethren? 34 And he loked rounde aboute him vpon his disciples, which sat rounde in compasse aboute him, and sayde: Beholde, my mother and my brethren. 35 For who so euer doth the will of God the same is my brother, and my sister and my mother.

Romans 12:1-8

1 I beseke you brethre by the mercyfulnesse of God, that ye geue ouer youre bodies for a sacrifice, yt is quycke holy, and acceptable vnto God, which is yor reasonable seruynge off God. 2 And fashion not youre selues like vnto this worlde, but be chaunged thorow the renewynge off yor mynde, yt ye maye proue, what thinge that good, yt acceptable, & perfecte wil of God is. 3 For I saye thorow the grace yt is geue me, vnto euery man amonge you: that no man esteme off him selfe more, then it becometh him to esteme: but that he discretly iudge of himselfe, acordinge as God hath dealte vnto euery man the measure of faith. 4 For like as we haue many membres in one body, but all the membres haue not one maner of operacion: 5 Euen so we beynge many are one body in Christ. But amonge oure selues euery one is the membre of another, 6 and haue dyuers giftes, acordinge to the grace that is geuen vnto vs Yf eny man haue the gifte of prophecienge, let it be acordinge to the faith. 7 Let him that hath an office, wayte vpo the office: let him that teacheth, take hede to the doctryne: 8 Let him that exhorteth, geue attedaunce to the exhortacion. Yf eny ma geueth, let hi geue with synglenesse. Let him that ruleth, be diligent. Yf eny man shewe mercy, let him do it with chearfulnesse.

1 Corinthians 3:1-23

1 And I brethren, coulde not speake vnto you as vnto spirituall, but as vnto carnall, euen as vnto babes in Christ. 2 I gaue you mylke to drynke, and not meate, for ye mighte not then awaye withall, nether maye ye yet euen now, in so moch as ye are yet fleshlye. 3 For seynge there is enuyenge, stryfe, and discencion amonge you, are ye not fleshly, & walke after ye maner of men? 4 For whan one sayeth: I holde of Paul: another, I holde of Apollo, are ye not the fleshlye? 5 What is Paul? What is Apollo? Eue mynisters are they, by whom ye are come to the beleue, and the same, acordinge as the LORDE hath geuen vnto euery man. 6 I haue planted, Apollo hath watred, but God hath geuen the increase. 7 So then nether is he that planteth, eny thinge, nether he that watreth, but God which geueth the increase. 8 As for him that planteth, and he that watreth, ye one is as the other: but yet shal euery one receaue his rewarde acordinge to his laboure. 9 For we are Gods labourers, ye are Gods hussbandry, ye are Gods buyldinge. 10 Acordinge to the grace of God which is geuen vnto me, as a wyse buylder haue I layed the foundacion, but another buyldeth theron. Yet let euery man take hede how he buyldeth theron. 11 For other foudacion can noman laye, then that which is layed, the which is Iesus Christ. 12 But yf eny man buylde vpon this foundacion, golde, syluer, precious stones, tymber, haye, stobble, 13 euerymas worke shal be shewed. For the daye of the LORDE shal declare it, which shal be shewed with fyre: and the fyre shal trye euery mas worke what it is. 14 Yf eny mans worke that he hath buylde theron, abyde, he shal receaue a rewarde: 15 Yf eny mans worke burne, he shal suffre losse: but he shal be saued himselfe, neuertheles as thorow fyre. 16 Knowe ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the sprete of God dwelleth in you? 17 Yf eny man defyle the teple of God, him shal God destroye. For the temple of God is holy, which ye are. 18 Let no ma disceaue himselfe. Yf eny man thinke himselfe wyse amoge you, let him become a foole in this worlde, that he maye be wyse. 19 For the wyssdome off this worlde is foolishnes with God. For it is wrytten: He compaseth the wyse in their craftynesse. 20 And agayne: The LORDE knoweth the thoughtes of the wyse, that they are vayne. 21 Therfore let no man reioyse in men. For all is youres, 22 whether it be Paul or Apollo, whether it be Cephas or the worlde, whether it be life or death, whether it be presente or for to come. All is youres, 23 but ye are Christes, and Christ is Gods.

2 Corinthians 5:11-20

11 Seynge then that we knowe, how that the LORDE is to be feared, we fare fayre with men, but we are knowne well ynough vnto God: I trust also, that we are knowne in youre consciences. 12 We prayse not oure selues agayne vnto you, but geue you an occasion to reioyse of vs, yt ye maye haue to reioyse agaynst them, which reioyse after the outwarde appearaunce, and not after the hert. 13 For yf we do to moch, we do it vnto God: yf we kepe measure,we do it for youre sakes. 14 For the loue of Christ constrayneth vs, in as moch as we thus iudge, that yf one be deed for all, then are all deed. 15 And therfore dyed he for all, that they which lyue, shulde not hence forth lyue vnto them selues, but vnto him, which dyed for them and rose agayne. 16 Therfore hence forth knowe we noman after ye flesh: and though we haue knowne Christ also after the flesh, yet knowe we him now so nomore. 17 Therfore yf eny man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Olde thinges are past awaye, beholde, all are become new. 18 Neuertheles all thinges are off God, which hath reconcyled vs vnto himselfe by Iesus Christ, and hath geuen vs the office to preach the attonement. 19 For God was in Christ, and reconcyled the worlde vnto himselfe, and counted not ther synnes vnto them, and amonge vs hath he set vp the worde of ye attonemet. 20 Now the are we messaungers in the rowme of Christ, euen as though God exhorted by vs. We beseke you now therfore in Christes steade, that ye be at one with God:

Acts 20:24

24 But I regarde none of them, nether counte I my life dearer then my selfe, that I maye fulfyll my course with ioye, and the office yt I haue receaued of the LORDE Iesu, to testifye the Gospell of the grace of God.

2 Corinthians 4:1-18

1 Therfore seynge we haue soch an office (euen as mercy is come vpon vs) we faynte not, 2 but cast from vs the clokes of vnhonestye, and walke not in craftines: nether corruppe we the worde of God but open the trueth, and reporte oure selues to euery mans conscyence in the sighte of God. 3 Yf oure Gospell be yet hyd, it is hyd in them that are lost: 4 amonge whom the God of this worlde hath blynded ye myndes of them which beleue not, that ye lighte of the Gospell of the glory of Christ ( which is the ymage of God) shulde not shyne vnto them. 5 For we preach not or selues, but Iesus Christ to be the LORDE, and oure selues youre seruauntes for Iesus sake. 6 For God that comaunded the light to shyne out of darcknesse, hath geuen a cleare shyne in oure hertes, yt by vs ye light of ye knowlege of the glory of God mighte come forth, in the face of Iesus Christ. 7 But this treasure haue we in earthen vessels, that ye power which excelleth might be of God, and not of vs. 8 We are troubled on euery syde, yet are we not without shift. We are in pouertie, but not vtterly without somwhat. 9 We are persecuted, but we are not forsaken. We are oppressed, neuertheles we perish not. 10 We allwayes beare aboute in oure body the dyenge of the LORDE Iesus yt the life also of the LORDE Iesus might appeare in oure body. 11 For we which lyue, are alwayes delyuered vnto death for Iesus sake, that the life also of Iesus might appeare in oure mortall flesh. 12 Therfore is death now mightie in vs, but life in you. 13 But seynge that we haue the same sprete of faith (acordinge as it is wrytten: I beleued, and therfore haue I spoke.) we also beleue, & therfore we speake, 14 for we knowe that he, which raysed vp ye LORDE Iesus, shal rayse vs vp also by ye meanes of Iesus, and shal set vs with you. 15 For all thinges do I for youre sakes, that the pleteous grace by the thakesgeuynge of many, maye redounde to the prayse of God. 16 Therfore are we not weery, but though or outwarde man be corrupte, yet the inwarde is renewed daye by daye. 17 For oure trouble, which is but temporall and lighte, worketh an exceadinge and an eternall weighte of glorye 18 vnto vs, which loke not on the thinges that are sene, but on them which are not sene. For ye thinges which are sene, are temporall: but the thinges that are not sene, are eternall.

2 Corinthians 3:6

6 which hath made vs able, to be mynisters of the new Testament: not of the letter, but of the sprete. For the letter kylleth, but the sprete geueth life.

2 Timothy 4:1-5

1 I testifye therfore before God & before the LORDE Iesu Christ, which shal come to iudge the lyuynge and the deed, at his appearynge in his kyngdome: 2 Preach thou the worde, be feruent, be it in season or out of season: Improue, rebuke, exhorte with all longe sufferynge and doctryne. 3 For the tyme wil come, whan they shal not suffre wholsome doctryne, but after their awne lustes shal they (whose eares ytche) get them an heape of teachers, 4 and shal turne their eares from the trueth, and shalbe geuen vnto fables. 5 But watch thou in all thinges, suffre aduersite, do the worke of a preacher of the Gospell, fulfyll thine office vnto the vttemost.

James 4:10

10 Cast downe youre selues before the LORDE, and he shal lift you vp.

Hebrews 13:7

7 Remembre the which haue the ouersighte of you, which haue declared vnto you the worde of God. The ende of whose couersacion se that ye loke vpon, and folowe their faith.

2 Timothy 2:15

15 Study to shewe thy selfe vnto God a laudable workman, that nedeth not to be ashamed, deuydynge the worde of trueth iustly.

2 Corinthians 6:3-10

3 Let vs geue no man occasion of euell, that oure office be not euell spoken of: 4 but in all thinges let vs behaue oure selues as the mynisters of God: in moch pacience, in troubles, in necessities, in anguysshes, 5 in strypes, in presonmentes, in vproures, in laboures, in watchinges, in fastynges, 6 in purenesse, in knowlege, in longe sufferynge, in kyndnesse, in the holy goost, in loue vnfayned, 7 in the worde of the trueth, in the power of God, by the armoure of righteousnes on the rightehande and on the lefte, 8 by honoure and dishonoure, by euell reporte and good reporte: as disceauers, & yet true: 9 as vnknowne, and yet knowne: as dyenge, and beholde, we lyue: as chastened, and not kylled: 10 as sorowynge, and yet allwaye mery: as poore, & yet make many riche: as hauynge nothinge, & yet possessynge all thinges.

1 Timothy 4:12

12 Let no man despyse yi youth, but be thou vnto them that beleue, an ensample, in worde, in couersacion, in loue, in ye sprete, in faith, in purenesse.

Romans 10:13-15

13 For who so euer shal call vpon the name of the LORDE, shalbe saued. 14 But how shal they call vpo him, on who they beleue not? How shal they beleue on him, of who they haue not herde? How shal they heare without a preacher? 15 But how shal they preach, excepte they be sent? As it is wrytte: How beutyfull are the fete of the yt preach peace, yt brynge good tidinges?

Ephesians 4:11-13

11 And ye same hath set some to be Apostles, some to be prophetes, some to be Euangelistes, some to be shepherdes & teachers, 12 wherby the sayntes mighte be coupled together thorow comen seruyce to the edifienge of ye body of Christ, 13 tyll we all come vnto one maner of faith and knowlege of the sonne of God, and become a perfecte man in to the measure of the perfecte age of Christ

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