Acts 6:4
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the preaching ministry."
Deuteronomy 10:8
"At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the LORD's covenant, to stand before the LORD to serve Him, and to bless in His name, as it is today.
1 Samuel 2:11
Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy served the LORD in the presence of Eli the priest.
1 Chronicles 16:4
David appointed some of the Levites to be ministers before the ark of the LORD, to celebrate the LORD God of Israel, and to give thanks and praise to Him.
1 Chronicles 16:37-43
So David left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the LORD's covenant to minister regularly before the ark according to the daily requirements.
[He also left] Obed-edom and his 68 relatives. Obed-edom son of Jeduthun and Hosah were to be gatekeepers.
[David left] Zadok the priest and his fellow priests before the tabernacle of the LORD at the high place in Gibeon
to offer burnt offerings regularly, morning and evening, to the LORD on the altar of burnt offerings and to do everything that was written in the law of the LORD, which He had commanded Israel to keep.
With them were Heman, Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the LORD-- for His faithful love endures forever.
Heman and Jeduthun had with them trumpets and cymbals to play and musical instruments of God. Jeduthun's sons were at the gate.
Then all the people left for their homes, and David returned [home] to bless his household.
Romans 15:16
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest of God's good news. My purpose is that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Colossians 4:17
And tell Archippus, "Pay attention to the ministry you have received in the Lord, so that you can accomplish it."
2 Timothy 1:11
For this [gospel] I was appointed a herald, apostle, and teacher,
2 Timothy 4:5
But as for you, keep a clear head about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
2 Timothy 4:11
Only Luke is with me. Bring Mark with you, for he is useful to me in the ministry.
Acts 13:3
Then, after they had fasted, prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them off.
Acts 10:30
Cornelius replied, "Four days ago at this hour, at three in the afternoon, I was praying in my house. Just then a man in a dazzling robe stood before me
Daniel 9:3
So I turned my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and petitions, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.
Matthew 6:16
"Whenever you fast, don't be sad-faced like the hypocrites. For they make their faces unattractive so their fasting is obvious to people. I assure you: They've got their reward!
Matthew 9:14
Then John's disciples came to Him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?"
Matthew 9:15
Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests be sad while the groom is with them? The days will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
Luke 2:37
and was a widow for 84 years. She did not leave the temple complex, serving God night and day with fastings and prayers.
1 Corinthians 7:5
Do not deprive one another-- except when you agree, for a time, to devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again; otherwise, Satan may tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
2 Corinthians 6:5
by beatings, by imprisonments, by riots, by labors, by sleepless nights, by times of hunger,
2 Corinthians 11:27
labor and hardship, many sleepless nights, hunger and thirst, often without food, cold, and lacking clothing.
the Holy
Acts 10:19
While Peter was thinking about the vision, the Spirit told him, "Three men are here looking for you.
Acts 16:6
They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia and were prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the message in the province of Asia.
Acts 16:7
When they came to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.
1 Corinthians 12:11
But one and the same Spirit is active in all these, distributing to each one as He wills.
Acts 22:21
"Then He said to me, 'Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"
Numbers 8:11-14
Aaron is to present the Levites before the LORD as a presentation offering from the Israelites, so that they may perform the LORD's work.
Next the Levites are to lay their hands on the heads of the bulls. Sacrifice one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering to the Lord, to make atonement for the Levites.
"You are to have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons, and you are to present them before the LORD as a presentation offering.
In this way you are to separate the Levites from the rest of the Israelites so that the Levites will belong to Me.
Romans 1:1
Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle and singled out for God's good news--
Romans 10:15
And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How welcome are the feet of those who announce the gospel of good things!
Galatians 1:15
But when God, who from my mother's womb set me apart and called me by His grace, was pleased
Galatians 2:8
For He who was at work with Peter in the apostleship to the circumcised was also at work with me among the Gentiles.
Galatians 2:9
When James, Cephas, and John, recognized as pillars, acknowledged the grace that had been given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to me and Barnabas, [agreeing] that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
2 Timothy 2:2
And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
the work
Acts 9:15
But the Lord said to him, "Go! For this man is My chosen instrument to carry My name before Gentiles, kings, and the sons of Israel.
Acts 14:26
From there they sailed back to Antioch where they had been entrusted to the grace of God for the work they had completed.
Matthew 9:38
Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest."
Luke 10:1
After this, the Lord appointed 70 others, and He sent them ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place where He Himself was about to go.
Ephesians 3:7
I was made a servant of this [gospel] by the gift of God's grace that was given to me by the working of His power.
1 Timothy 2:7
For this I was appointed a herald, an apostle (I am telling the truth; I am not lying), and a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
2 Timothy 1:11
For this [gospel] I was appointed a herald, apostle, and teacher,
Hebrews 5:4
No one takes this honor on himself; instead, a person is called by God, just as Aaron was.