God’s Plan for the Church, Part One

NOTES FROM A SERMON PRESENTED BY DR. GREG SLOOP AT THE KANNAPOLIS CHURCH OF GOD ON SUNDAY, October 14, 2018 IN THE 10:30 AM SERVICE.  FOR VIDEO OF SERVICES, GO TO THE CHURCH WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.KCOG.ORG, AND CLICK ON THE LIVESTREAM LINK FOR A REPLAY OF THE SERVICES.  FOR AUDIO OF THE SERVICES, GO THE THE WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THE MEDIA PAGE.

Ephesians 4:11-16

God Gave Me a Gift (Part One)

Ephesians 4:11–12 (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,

…for the equipping of the saints…

Three Things to Equip Us Today

Love
Passion
Energy and Effort

Love

Loving God
Loving One Another
Loving Souls

Passion

I Care – Should be the Christian’s rallying cry
Passion, The Partner of Love
Serve R.I.C.E.
Resourceful, Intentional, Creative, Excellent

Energy and Effort

Give the work of the ministry your all
It Matters

For the Name of the Lord
To Save Souls
To Leave a Heritage/Legacy

…for the work of the ministry…

The Work is Worth It

It is God’s Work
It is Good Work
It is Salvific Work

…for the edifying of the body of Christ.

Edification = Building Up
Building up the Kingdom (Salvation)
Building up the Soul (Discipleship)
Building up the Church (Membership)

Takeaway Thoughts

God Gave Us Gifts:

Leadership for Equipping
Members for Working
Mission for Fulfilling

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