From the Series
How Do I Love We?
Speak the Truth in Love
The Gifts Are For for the Good of the Church
Ephesians 4:11–16 (NKJV)
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
The Five-fold Ministry Gifts for the Church
For equipping, edifying, growing the church
13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
For unity, knowledge, maturity, and knowledge
15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
Speaking the Truth in Love
Joined and Knit Together
Supplying What You Can
Doing Your Share
Growing and Being Built Up