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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Gifts for Unity

Ephesians 4:7-16

by Mason French


  • Introduction
  • I. THE GIFTS FOR UNITY
    • A. The Source of These Gifts (Ephesians 7:16)
    • B. The Nature of These Gifts
      • 1. Better called functions
      • 2. All Christians have gifts
    • C. Apostles
      • 1. Eye witnesses (Acts 1:21-22)
      • 2. Foundational to establish church (Ephesians 2:20)
      • 3. Temporary
    • D. Prophets
      • 1. Inspired men and women (Ephesians 3:3-5; Acts 2:17;
        Acts 21:8-9)
      • 2. Foundational to establish church (Ephesians 2:19-20)
      • 3. Temporary (I Corinthians 13:8-10)
    • E. Evangelists
      • 1. Like Philip (Acts 21:8)
      • 2. Proclaim Gospel publicly and privately (Acts 8:26-40)
      • 3. The work of an evangelist (II Timothy 4:5, 4:2)
      • 4. Work in congregation: give information
    • F. Pators
      • 1. Feeders of flock (Acts 20:17, 28; I Peter 5:1-2)
      • 2. Care for individual lambs
    • G. Teachers
      • 1. To build up members by teaching (II Timothy 1:11;
        James 3:1)
      • 2. Members to appreciate teachers (Galatians 6:6)
  • II. EVERY MEMBER HAS A GIFT
    • A. Various Ways to Exercise Gifts
      • 1. Smile
      • 2. Encourage
      • 3. Visit sick
      • 4. Participate in class
  • III. THE PURPOSE OF THESE GIFTS
    • A. Edify Other Members (Ephesians 4:12-16)
  • Conclusion
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