Walking in Gifted Disciple Making
Passage: Ephesians 4:7–4:16
“Walking In Gifted Disciple Making”
Pastor Ryan Brice
January 12, 2020
All Christians are Gifted for the Mission of Making Disciples
ï 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
ₒ Romans 12:3-8
ï 8-10 Therefore it says,
“When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.”
(In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)
Some Christians are Gifted to Equip Others for the Mission of Making Disciples
ï 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,
ₒ Acts 20:26-30
ï 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
Walking Together in the Mission of Making Disciples
ï 13, 14 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, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
ï 15, 16 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
ï How have I been gifted to serve within this body to make disciples that make disciples?
ₒ I Peter 4:10, 11
ï How has the Holy Spirit gifted me to help achieve the mission of the church to make disciples?
ï How am I being equipped to better achieve the mission of making disciples?
ï Where do I need to work on speaking the truth in love?