11So Christ himself gave the apostles(apostoloi), the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,
(Only 5 What about bishops, elders, and deacons,)
(pastors and teachers...one office or two?)(What makes a good Pastor or a good Teacher?)
(evangelists....need more of these)
(prophets in the O.T...some did miracles, all spoke Gods truth)
(apostles...How many? 12 / 22?)
5 point foundation is strong.....It takes a village.
5 Leader/Guide/Teacher many = so if one fails you survive!
5 Most require no greater gift than faith.
12to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
(built up to what? unity in the faith)
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.
(Grow up! And be like Christ)
(What happens when your a adult Christian?)
14Then 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 people in their deceitful scheming.
(On the contrary)
15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
16From 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.
(the head, that is, Christ. the whole body every supporting ligament grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work)