PT8 The Same One Who Came Down He Is The One Who Ascended Higher Than All The Heavens, So That His Rule Might Fill The Entire Universe. He Is The One Who Gave These Gifts to the church: (Ekklesia, God's Called Out Ones) The Apostles, The Prophets, The Evangelist, And The Pastors and Teachers. Their Responsibility Is To Equip God's People To Do His Work and Build Up the church, (The Ekklesia) The Body Of Christ, Until We Come To Such Unity In Our Faith And Knowledge of God's Son That We Will Be Mature And Full Growing In The Lord, Measuring Up To The Full Statue Of Christ. Then we will no longer Be Like Children, forever changing our minds about What We Believe because someone has told us Something Different or because someone has Cleverly Lied To Us and Made The Lies Sound Like The Truth. Ephesians 4:10-14 Lesson here: So do we have a True Representation and Example of what these Gifts and Functions look like? Yes we do! "So Now you Gentiles are no longer Strangers and Foreigners. You are Citizens Along With All Of God's Holy People. You Are Members Of God's Family. We are His House, Build On The Foundation Of The Apostles And The Prophets. And The Cornerstone Is Christ Jesus Himself. We who Believe Are Carefully Joined Together, Becoming A Holy Temple For The Lord. Through Him you Gentiles are also Joined Together As Part Of This Dwelling Where God Lives By His Spirit." Ephesians 2:19-22 Jesus Yahshua Is The Chief Cornerstone Of All Apostles and Prophets! What is Jesus's Example Of The Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers? "Jesus traveled throughout Galilee Teaching in the synagogues, Preaching everywhere The Good News About The Kingdom. And He Healed People who had every kind of Sicknesses and Diseases." Matthew 4:23 "A vast crowd was there as He stepped from the boat, and He Had Compassion On Them And Healed Their Sick." Matthew 14:14 The Good News Of The Kingdom of God Is Always Followed By Compassion and Healing, Not Just Preaching!
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Gary Bryant was a pastor in the traditional church for many years. He now shares God's life and love as the Holy Spirit directs and is a blessing to many and a good friend to me. Gary, his wife Robin and daughter Shaudonna currently are living in Phoenix. Grover