Friday, July 31, 2015

Equip, Don’t Enable

One of my great concerns for the church in America today is the consumer mentality that has become so pervasive. Unfortunately most pastors complain about it a lot but then propagate that reality in their churches unintentionally. Rather than equipping our people, we are enabling them. Ephesians 4:11-13 has an important word to offer to us to that end. Consider these words:
“And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness.”
I see four major implications of this text that must not be missed by church leaders. Keep reading

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