Summary: Many types are hidden in God's word, consider these: Abraham, Andrew, Barnabas... What type are you?
3 KINDS OF SPIRITUAL PEOPLE WE NEED IN THE CHURCH...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
1. THE FIRST KIND OF PEOPLE WE NEED IN THE CHURCH ARE
INTERCEDERS... GAP STANDERS...
Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge,
and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but
I found none.
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which
he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing
whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling
in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker
A. INTERCEDERS ARE FAITHFUL...
1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
B. OBEDIENT: GET OUT...
Genesis 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and
from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
C. CLAIMS THE PROMISE...
Genesis 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make
thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee
shall all families of the earth be blessed.
D. CAN NOT BE BRIBED...
Genesis 14:23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I
will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made
E. WAS ALTAR BUILDER...
Genesis 22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham
built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid
him on the altar upon the wood.
F. EXPECTED THE TEST...
G. LOVE GAVE LOT THE CHOICE...
Genesis 13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from
me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the
right hand, then I will go to the left.
H. INTERCEDERS MUST LEARN HOW TO WAIT...
ABE WAS 75, PROMISE OF AT 100...
I. ABRAHAM PAID TITHES...
Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine
enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
J. STOOD FOR HIS FAMILY...
lot is captured, 318 trained men go fight... Gen. 14....
Genesis 18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is
great, and because their sin is very grievous;
Genesis 18:22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward
Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
Genesis 19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain,
that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow,
when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
2. THE CHURCH NEEDS SOME ANDREW'S... BRINGERS/HELPERS...
A. Andrew was a fisher man
B. Andrew knew JOHN THE BAPTIST and followed him...
C. ANDREW BRINGS HIS BROTHER,
John 1:40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew,
Simon Peter's brother.
41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the
Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art
Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation,
D. PETER WOULD BE MORE FAMOUS THAN ANDREW... EGO
E. ANDREW BRINGS THE LAD, STARTS A MIRACLE...
John 6:8-9 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,
9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but
what are they among so many?
F. ANDREW BRINGS THE GREEKS...
John 12:21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of
Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
G. IMMEDIATE ACTION...
Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers
of men. 20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
3. THE THIRD TYPE WE NEED IN THE CHURCH ARE SOME BARNABAS...
EXHORTER, CONSOLER, COMFORT, SECOND CHANCE...
A. PREACHER/ TEACHER AT ANTIOCH...
First called Christians...
Acts 11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and