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Ephesians 4:7-12

Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20


Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord. Ephesians 4:11-13


But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Ephesians 4:7


In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. Romans 12:6


For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ Ephesians 4:12 KJV

1. ...to equip the saints for the work of ministry...

a. “equip” – “to mend, repair, or make whole”


A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, repairing their nets. Matthew 4:21


  1. “saints” – “set apart ones”
  2. “work” – “that which one undertakes to do”
  3. “ministry” – “service”


For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Mark 10:45


. . . to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. Ephsians 4:12

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