Spring 2019 Unit 2 Fruit and Gifts of the Spirit

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Lesson 13 Gifts That Grow the Church

May 26, 2019


 God provides leadership gifts to strengthen and mature each local church in Christ


The Lesson Overview


 Every Christian is called to be a minister, or servant, of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This calling is not relegated to just those in vocational ministry. And so as believers live in submission to the Lord, their actions and the use of their gifts will not only impact themselves. They will also have an impact on the church as a whole. Unity in the church is the result of each Christian’s personal walk with Christ. Therefore, the believer should be engaged in ministry as well as act in the gifts of the Spirit. This in turn should edify the church both spiritually and numerically. The leadership gifts discussed in this lesson are meant to equip the saints to do just that. 

Study Text

Ephesians 4:1-16

Key Verse

Ephesians 4:13


Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ    (KJV).

THE LESSON OUTLINE

1.  Live According to Your Calling

     Ephesians 4:1–6

          A. Appeal for Unity

          B. Basis for Unity


2.  God’s Grace Upon the Church

     Ephesians 4:7–12

         A. Source of the Gifts

         B. Purpose of the Gifts


3.  God’s Intent: A Mature Church

     Ephesians 4:13–16

        A. Spiritual Maturity

        B. Spiritual Growth 

DISCIPLESHIP IN ACTION

         DAILY BIBLE READING


Monday:  Set Apart for Priestly Service. 

Exodus 29:1–9


Tuesday:  Anointed for Leadership. 

Numbers 11:10–17


Wednesday: Fellowship of the Saints. 

Malachi 3:16–18


Thursday: Cost of Discipleship. 

Matthew 16:24–28


Friday:  The Church Settles a Conflict. 

Acts 15:19–29


Saturday: Responsibility to the Church. 

Hebrews 10:19–25 

Radiant Life 

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