Sunday, January 8, 2012


Ephesians 4:7, 11-16 (NRSV)

Gifts according to Christ

But each of us was given grace according to
the measure of Christ's gift. ... The gifts he gave were that some would
be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to
equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son
of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. We must no
longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine,
by people's trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. But speaking
the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into
Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament
with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body's
growth in building itself up in love.

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