What is God’s pattern for building and strengthening the church? His plan goes like this: Church leaders equip saints to do the work of ministry.
Naturally, there are different gifts and functions; individually grace is given to us in different ways out of the rich diversity of Christ’s giving.
Unity is not uniformity. We are called to recognize our distinct gifts and how they work together for the good of the entire body.
The Trinity was involved in the creation of humankind, and the Trinity is involved in the re-creation of God’s people. Sin divides, but salvation restores.
As redeemed people in Christ, we are called to reflect our Savior. Our position is in the family of God. Our behavior should align with our position.