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Our Responsibility and Role

Ephesians 4:13 (ESV) … “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,”

Gifted people are to minister till all the church attains (reach translates katantēsōmen, used in Acts of travelers arriving at their destinations) the three goals, each introduced by the Greek preposition (eis, “unto”): literally, (1) “unto the unity of the faith (cf. Eph. 4:5) and full knowledge (epignōseōs; cf. 1:17) of the Son of God,” (2) “unto a mature man,” and (3) “unto the measure (metron; cf. 4:7, 13) of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

As each believer functions in accord with the gift(s) Christ has given him (v. 7) the body as a whole enjoys unity (cf. vv. 3–6) and becomes more spiritually mature (cf. v. 15), more like Jesus Christ in all His fullness (cf. 1:23; 3:19).[1]

How are you helping the body of Christ attain? It is your responsibility to discover your role in that ministry.

In Christ & Friends Always,

Bro. Chris.

[1] Hoehner, H. W. (1985). Ephesians. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 635). Victor Books.

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