``They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer``. (Acts 2:42).
``How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.`` (Psalm 119:9 NKJV)
``And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets,
and some as evangelists, and some as pastors
and teachers, for the equipping of the saints
for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
until we all attain to the unity of the faith,
and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
to a mature man, to the measure of the stature
which belongs to the fullness of Christ. `` (Ephesians 4:11-13).
“Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:8-10 NKJV)