New Life Church in Oak Grove, MO
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    801 SW 1st St, Oak Grove, MO 64075, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
The Body of Christ
Pastor Todd Blansit
New Life Church
January 14, 2024
When we truly realize how much God did for us, we will naturally want to serve and obey Him out of gratitude.
The idea is clear. We don’t walk worthy so that God will love us, but because He does love us.
We must avoid gossip and divisiveness at all costs!
There is one body and one Spirit: We have unity because of what we share in common. In Jesus, we share one body, one Spirit, one hope of our calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one Father. Each of these common areas is greater than any potential difference.

He Himself

This means that Jesus established these offices. They are the work and appointment of Jesus, not men.

David Guzik. The purpose of these gifts of leadership is also clear. It is that saints (God’s people) might be equipped for the work of ministry (service) so that the body of Christ would be built up (expanded and strengthened)

Till we all reach the unity in faith: This is the first goal of God’s work through these offices and equipping of saints. This is consistent with both the ultimate purpose of God (Ephesians 1:10) and the mystery of God revealed through Paul (Ephesians 3:6).

And of the knowledge of the Son of God
When the offices work right and the saints are properly equipped, Christian maturity increases, and there is a greater level of intimacy in our experience with God.
We should no longer be infants, tossed back and forth and blown about with every wind of teaching: The gifted offices and equipped saints result in stability, being firmly planted on the foundation of the apostles and prophets (Ephesians 2:20).
Those who do not mature in this way are targets of deceivers.
God wants us to see the church as a body, where every part does its share.

You have a major role in what God is doing!

The world needs the version of you God created!

“I Raised My Hand . . .”

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