From Entertained to Equipped

May 15, 2016  — 

Paul begins the imperative segment of this letter by urging the Christians to Š—…live a life worthy of the calling you have received.Š— This calling is nothing less than working hard for the unity with the gifts Christ freely gave his church – apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, teacher. My (Thad’s) conviction and my prayer for this church is that we would be a people that use these gifts to equip GodŠ—Ès people for ministry, and stop using them to entertain GodŠ—Ès people with the ministry. ξ

Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-16