It May Be Too Late to Start Over, But There's Still Time to Finish Well (2 of 7) by Rick White

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It May Be Too Late to Start Over, But There's Still Time to Finish Well (2 of 7)
Series: Raise The Standard
Rick White
Ephesians 4:11-16

Message Truth: The goal of the Christian life is to grow up in Christ into maturity. While some have regrets about wasted time in the past, there is still time to finish well in our walk with Christ.

(Eph 4:11-16 NASB) And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, {12} for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; {13} 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 fulness of Christ. {14} 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; {15} but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, {16} from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which 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 4:11-16 TLB) Some of us have been given special ability as apostles; to others he has given the gift of being able to preach well; some have special ability in winning people to Christ, helping them to trust him as their Savior; still others have a gift for caring for God's people as a shepherd does his sheep, leading and teaching them in the ways of God. {12} Why is it that he gives us these special abilities to do certain things best? It is that God's people will be equipped to do better work for him, building up the Church, the body of Christ, to a position of strength and maturity; {13} until finally we all believe alike about our salvation and about our Savior, God's Son, and all become full-g ...


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