In the fourth installment of the “Destined” series, Pastor Dwayne looks at Paul discussing how Christians are destined to become mature by giving and receiving their unique gifts in Ephesians chapter 4. He uses the passage to deal with several issues including depending on Jesus and learning from other Christians.
04 – People of Service
Destined, Part 04
Everyone arrives somewhere. Christians arrive at a predetermined destiny.
Christians are destined to become mature by giving and receiving their unique gifts.
Ephesians 4:7-8 – 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men.”
Ephesians 4:11-13 – It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until 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.
How To Be Mature
Learn from other Christians.
Ephesians 4:14 – Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.
Share the truth you have received in love.
Ephesians 4:15 – 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in
all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. Depend on Jesus.
Ephesians 4:16 – 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.