Since apostles and prophets are foundational to the Church, it is imperative that we know how these two offices work together. An illustration or two may help us to understand.
The illustration of cement and water
When making concrete for sidewalks and buildings, powered cement and water are used. Once the cement and water are combined, it is ready to be poured to form pavement and building foundations. Likewise, apostles and prophets work together to form the foundation of the Church. The apostolic ministry can be compared to the powdered cement, while prophetic ministry is comparable to the water. Read more