SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER, 2018
THEME: NO MORE BABES
TEXT: EPHESIANS 4:10-16
MEMORY VERSE: EPHESIANS 4:14. “That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, and cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive”
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ have brought very many benefits to us as Christians. His death and resurrection brought about what has been recognized as the five-fold ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers (Ephesians 4:10-11). And what is the purpose of this five-fold ministry? For the equipping of the saints, for the work of the ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:12); to unify believers in the faith (4:13); to perfect the Church in Christ, and to bring members to maturity in Christ (v 13).
The church is expected to have in place all the five-fold ministry i.e. Ministers and their ministries have to be ordained by God to nourish our souls of converts to maturity (Ephesians 4:13) even as we nourish our physical bodies to maturity. When we are fully mature spiritually, then we are no more babes in Christ who are tossed up and down and carried about with every wind of doctrine (falsehood).
Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, let us not do those things that unbelievers do (Gal.5:19-21), but bear the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23).
HYMN: EMHB 164-BEHOLD A LITTLE CHILD….
PRAYER: Lord, give me the grace to grow in Your knowledge so that I may not be carried away by the affairs of the world nor by the craftiness of fake prophets.
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