A worthy calling

By June 15, 2018Uncategorized

Ephesians 4:1 NLT
[1] Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.
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Jesus has given you special gifts

Ephesians 4:7-8 NLT
[7] However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ. [8] That is why the Scriptures say, “When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people.”
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1 Peter 4:10-11a TPT
[10] Every believer has received grace gifts, so use them to serve one another as faithful stewards of the many-colored tapestry of God’s grace. [11] For example, if you have a speaking gift, speak as though God were speaking his words through you. If you have the gift of serving, do it passionately with the strength God gives you, so that in everything God alone will be glorified through Jesus Christ.
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Grow and mature through service

Ephesians 4:11-13 AMP
[11] And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct], [12] [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church]; [13] until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity].

“Jesus, how can I add the most value to your church?”

 

Ephesians 5:25-27 NLT
[25] For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her [26] to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. [27] He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.