Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #18

Ephesians #18

Mission report from India. Our spiritual gift establishes our place on the team (1Pe 4:7-11) -- for example, a speaking or ministry gift. Eph 4:11 lists the teaching/speaking gifts. Apostle and prophet were gifts to communicate divine truth prior to its writing. Teaching gifts are "for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ" (Eph 4:12). The team concept is illustrated in 1Co 12:18-21. We need every member. Christ, the head, can't say He doesn't need a particular member (1Co 12:21). We are saved apart from works unto works -- we are "saved to serve" (Eph 2:8-10).

Scripture References: Ephesians 2:8-10, Ephesians 4:12, Ephesians 4:11

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More than any book Ephesians reveals the blessings from God based on our relationship with Jesus Christ by grace through faith. Eph 1:3 is the a key verse. Other key verses by chapter include Eph 2:8 Eph 3:19 Eph 4:1 Eph 5:18 and Eph 6:10-11.

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