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Ephesians 4:1-16: Gifts & Ministries of the Holy Spirit Part I

March 31st, 2009

Often we feel like we need to defend the church or even ignore the church if we are to lead people to Jesus. Is it possible that the church is the primary reason men and women don’t accept Jesus Christ? However, the church is God’s plan, the only answer. God’s plan throughout history is worked out through the church.

God’s has given grace gifts to the church, in particular gifts of leadership. In the church everyone is on an equal footing, leader or otherwise but the ascended Christ has given some leaders to serve the church. Leadership starts with service and ends with service.

God has given apostles, to outwork foundational values in churches, Prophets to bring God’s word for a particular moment and Evangelists to help bring people into the Kingdom of God.