Sharing Life Series: Week 6-Equipping the Body

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Sharing Life – Week #6: Equipping the Body
Ephesians 4:11-13 & II Timothy 3:16-17
We share life by connecting people to God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Ephesian 4:11-13
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
II Timothy 3:16-17
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
I. How God equipped the body. (Eph. 4:11-13)
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Apostles- One who sent with a commission. Given to Guide the church.
Prophets- One who proclaims the word. Given to Guard the church.
Evangelists- One who is a bearer of good news. Given to Grow the church.
Pastors and Teachers- One who leads and feeds the flock. Given to Ground the church.
II. How God equips the believer. (II Tim. 3:16-17)
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Teaching – What is right.
Reproof – What is not right.
Correction- What is needed to get right.
Instruction – What is needed to stay right.
III. Why God equips the body / believer.
My Next Step This Week Is to:
— Memorize II Tim. 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
——- Commit today to take responsibility for your own equipping.
——- Commit today to read through the whole Bible.
——- Commit today to take responsibility for your work of the ministry.
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About Kenny Grant

Kenny Grant has served as Senior Pastor since November 2012. A former Marine Drill Instructor, his unique style of teaching and preaching communicates with insight, clarity, passion, and humor. His impactful messages leave his audiences informed, inspired, and equipped to apply God’s Word. Kenny’s wife, Shirley “completes him.” They are the parents of Kenetha, Gina, KJ, Kameron, and proud Grandparents.