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United In Christ 3: Christ the Head

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WEEKLY: In Ephesians, Paul compares the body of believers to a human body. It has many parts, systems, and appendages that must work in unison so that the body functions correctly. Each of us is different and each of us have been given a different “gift” of Christ wherein we excel. We are meant to share that gift, equip others with our gift, and work as a united body under one head which is Jesus Christ.

READ: Ephesians 4:1-16

EXTRA RESOURCES:

1) APEST Handout by Pastor Erik.

2) APEST Teaching Video by Jeff Vanderstelt.

3) 5 Fold Ministry Summary Sheet

LISTEN: This week’s worship set!

REFLECT:

  1. How does Paul STRESS unity in these verses? Why do you think he is doing this?

  2. Check out this 5 Fold Ministry test by 3DM ministries. What is your gift?

  3. What is the benefit of diversity and knowing your “gift?”

  4. What is an Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher? Learn more from the resources listed above.

  5. What might happen if we over-emphasize one of the gifts?

  6. What is the result of us being united in our diversity according the scripture reading?

** While we may not agree with everything these resource authors say, diversity in perspectives is beneficial to growth, and we encourage an open and Spirit discerning posture while studying the Scripture and while reviewing any resource. **

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