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Work With One Another

Many times while playing Scrabble ® you find yourself with all vowels or no vowels.  Sometimes you have “Q” but not the “U”.  How then can you form a word?  You play on the tiles supplied by another.  If you play aggressively and block your opponent from being able to play a word you may find that you leave yourself with no place to play either.

Ephesians 4:16  … from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

The purpose for the gifts to the church in Ephesians chapter four is for the “equipping of the saints” – for the building up the body (the church).  A local church that has all teachers and no evangelists will not grow numerically just as a church with all evangelists and no teachers will not grow spiritually.  Every individual must exercise their own gift and encourage others to do the same.  The pastor/teacher builds on the work of the evangelist.

Your gift may be from one of the other lists that include abilities like helping, giving, and administrating.  In my own experience I see many who preach and teach but are not good at business (administration).  We all need each other and the gift of God that each supplies.

 

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