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Gifts of the Risen Christ (11 of 16)
Series: The Worth of a Christian
Dr. Stan Coffey
Turn please to Ephesians Chapter 4. We've been going through the book of Ephesians here on these Sunday mornings and God has richly blessed and I trust again today from the message entitled, "Gifts of the Risen Christ". God will bless in your life.
Ephesians Chapter 4 and I want you to keep your Bible open if you will during the message as we will be referring to these passages of scripture that are so rich.
We are going to begin reading with verse 7 in just a moment. Let me say that I hope that you will take to heart what Brother Dennis shared with you about he is my neighbor.
You can return these cards to us through the Sunday School or through the worship offering and I believe that God is going to use this campaign in a marvelous way as He does give us a thousand new prospects for Christ and His church.
Just pray first and ask the Lord to direct you to a name of someone, maybe with someone with whom you work or maybe it is a neighbor, maybe it is someone in your school in your classroom, but let God direct your heart and your life as you respond to this wonderful emphasis who is my neighbor.
Now Ephesians Chapter 4, Verse 7, "BUT UNTO EVERY ONE OF US IS GIVEN GRACE ACCORDING TO THE MEASURE OF THE GIFT OF CHRIST. WHEREFORE HE SAITH, WHEN HE ASCENDED UP ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE, AND GAVE GIFTS UNTO MEN.
(NOW THAT HE ASCENDED, WHAT IS IT BUT THAT HE ALSO DESCENDED FIRST INTO THE LOWER PARTS OF THE EARTH? HE THAT DESCENDED IS THE SAME ALSO THAT ASCENDED UP FAR ABOVE ALL HEAVENS, THAT HE MIGHT FILL ALL THINGS.)
AND HE GAVE SOME, APOSTLES; AND SOME, PROPHETS; AND SOME, EVANGELISTS; AND SOME, PASTORS AND TEACHERS; FOR THE PERFECTING OF THE SAINTS, FOR THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY, FOR THE EDIFYING OF THE BODY OF CHRIST:
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 ME ...
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