Ministry Emphasis Sunday

- 1/27/2019

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Future Focus: Ministry Emphasis Sunday
January 27, 2019
Ephesians 4:7-16

7Now grace was given to each one of usaccording to the measure of the Messiah’s gift.8For it says:
When He ascendedon high,
He took prisoners into captivity;
He gave gifts to people.

9But what does “He ascended” mean except that Hedescended to the lower parts of the earth?10The One who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens,that He might fillall things.11And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,12for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ,13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son,growing into a mature man with a staturemeasured by Christ’s fullness.14Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching,by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit.15But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head—Christ.16From Him the whole body, fitted and knit togetherby every supporting ligament, promotes the growthof the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

Mission To Know God
To Love God and others
To Share God’s love with others

Vision To see those far from God, know God – to see those who know God, become ignited for God.

Main Objectives Establish and develop the Small Groups Ministry Team
Evaluate and Improve the Sunday Morning Worship service
Establish and follow through with a plan for Community Outreach

Ministries (see Ministry opportunities sheet)

Ephesians 4:1-16:

v. 1-3 – The main imperative – “walk worthy of the calling you have received”
v. 4-6 – The unity of faith in Jesus Christ – “one…”
v. 7-10 – Grace for us through Christ’s victory
v. 11-12a – Church leadership gifts and their purpose – “for the training of the saints”
v. 12b – The purpose of every church member – to do “the work of ministry to build up the body of Christ”
v. 13 – The timeline of ministry – We can stop doing this (v. 12) when we look like Jesus!
v. 14 – The results of ministry – maturity, stability, discernment
v. 15 – The gateway to growing in Christ – “speaking the truth in love”
v. 16 – The summary of the matter of unified approach to ministry:
1) Christ is our source
2) Christ has made us one
3) We were meant to build up and support each other
4) Each person in the body of Christ needs to do their part

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"Our mission is to KNOW God, LOVE God and others, and to SHARE the love of Jesus with others"