GIFTED FOR GROWTHGOD TALK
GIFTED FOR GROWTH
All believers are gifted. The gifts that are given are evidence of the Holy Spirit at work for the sake of Christ’s kingdom.
Paul references five specific gifts in Ephesians 4 and outlines their shared purpose—
“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the
shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of
ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain
to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of
God, to mature manhood to the measure of the stature of
the fullness of Christ.” (vv,11-13)
When these spiritual gifts are applied, spiritual growth takes place. Maturity in Christ results. Paul also references the immature alternative—
“…so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by
the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by
human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.” (v.14)
REFLECTION: We all have been blessed by having these spiritually
gifted people in our lives.