January 5, 2020 Pastor: Carel Geleynse
Passage: Ephesians 4:1–4:16
At the beginning of a new decade, we can all look back at how we have changed over the last ten years. We have all matured physcially and mentally; babies have become children, children have become young adults, young adults have become older (and wiser) adults. But how many of us have matured spiritually?
In this passage, Paul explained to the Ephesians how they should live out their faith--with humility, unity, gentleness, and patience. He also pointed out that the primary function of the leaders of their church is to promote the spiritual growth of the members.
Being responsible for the spiritual growth of the members of a church can seem like too much for an elder or deacon to handle. However, many people can and do accept this responsibility by the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and in a spirit of humility and gentleness.
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