I am going through Ephesians with the guys I am discipling on leadership and came across this passage (Ephesians 4:11-18). I’ve always said that my desire (and job) is to work myself out of a job. These verses confirm what I’ve said all along (yes, I know Mcfly! The Bible has been around a lot longer than I have). Christ gave me a gift of being in ministry through being a pastor/teacher/director to college students. My responsibility is not to do the work but to “equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ.”
- To unify the people of God in faith and knowledge (v. 13)
- To mature the people of God so they will not be deceived (v. 14, 2 Peter 2:1-3)
- To grow more like Christ to speak the truth in love (v. 15)
- To help each other do their own “special work” that helps others grow (v. 16)
I am an enabler.