We are becoming more mature.

We are becoming more mature.


Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ…we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.
— Ephesians 4:11-15

Think it through

  1. What did God put in place to help us grow?
  2. What does God want us, his church, to do?
  3. How should truth be spoken?


Oh Heavenly Father, I praise you that you do not expect me to grow and mature without help. Thank you for equipping the church from the very start with the apostles and leaders including our own pastors and teachers. Help us grow in unity to be more like you.