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Spiritual Gifts

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Spiritual Gifts II

Spiritual Gifts II: The Unity & Diversity of the Church

Understanding the Church

Unity: Common Identity

Purpose: “To reach and disciple people...”
Nature: Unity and Diversity
Ephesians 4:1–6 NASB95
Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
Eph. 4:

Unity: Common Purpose/Direction

Unity: Common Purpose/Direction

Unity: Common Purpose/Direction

Common Purpose/Direction
Ephesians 4:12–16 NASB95
for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
Eph. 4:12-

CPR Mission: “To Love God and Worship Him as We Reach and Disciple People for Jesus Christ”

Diversity: Manifested in Unique Spiritual Gifts

Ephesians 4:7–8 NASB95
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says, When He ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, And He gave gifts to men.”
Eph. 4:7
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Ephesians 4:7–8 NASB95
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says, When He ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, And He gave gifts to men.”
Ephesians 4:11 NASB95
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
Gifts are given by God. (Grace)
Gifts are unique to the Individual. (according to the measure)
Gifts are necessary for proper functioning of the Church.
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