Summary: This is message 8 in a 13 part series taken from the Book of Ephesians describing "The Power of a Blessed Life."

Achieving Maturity in Our Faith

Ephesians 4:7-16

I. We Must Have Leaders for the Church

A. Apostles

B. Prophets

C. Evangelists

D. Pastors

E. Teachers

II. What is the Purpose of Church Leaders

A. To Prepare the Church for Ministry.

“…to prepare God’s people for works of service …”

Why? - a. To Strengthen the Church.

“…so that the body of Christ may be built up…”

B. To Unify the Church’s Faith.

“…reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God …”

Why? - So that the Church will mature.

“…become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”

III. 3 Marks of The Mature Church

A. We have Wisdom.

“…we will no longer be infants …”

B. We have Truth.

“…speaking the truth in love …”

C. We have Each Other.

“…the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament…”

Memory Verse: “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” Ephesians 4:15

Disclaimer: This series of messages are not completely original with me but have been adapted to meet the needs of our congregation.

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