Ephesians 4:12-13 ” …to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”

God’s plan and purpose for every Believer is spiritual maturity…of developing our understanding and knowledge of the truth of God, Christian faith, and virtuous living. And as we grow, the Lord equips us for works of service…a building up of the Body not only in maturity but for ministry. But this is where a lot of us hesitate and start making excuses of why we can’t serve others. Sometimes it’s laziness, sometimes apathy, and sometimes it’s out of feelings of inadequacy that we ignore God’s calling. But the Church (The Body or Bride of Christ) is called the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 1:23)…indicating that Jesus has filled His Church (that’s you and me) with all kinds of unique and different gifts and dwells within it. This equipping of the Saints is for the purpose of ministry to others…which is the true fullness of Christ played out in the world today.

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