Ephesians 4:11-14

Unity in the Body of Christ

11 And m he gave the n apostles, the prophets, the o evangelists, the p shepherds 1 and teachers, 2 12 q to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for r building up s the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to t the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, u to mature manhood, 3 to the measure of the stature of v the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, w tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in x deceitful schemes.

  1. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:5 - 6
    And there are varieties of service, but the same Lord.
  2. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:28
    And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 21:8
    On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him.
    2 Timothy 4:5
    As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
  4. Cross References
    Jeremiah 3:15
    'And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.
    Acts 20:28
    Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.
  5. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 13:9
    For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.
  6. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:16
    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.
    Ephesians 4:29
    Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
  7. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:27
    Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
  8. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:5
    One Lord, one faith, one baptism.
  9. Cross References
    Hebrews 5:14
    But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
  10. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:23
    Which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
  11. Cross References
    Matthew 11:7
    As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
    Hebrews 13:9
    Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them.
    James 1:6
    But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
    Jude 1:12
    These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted.
  12. Cross References
    Ephesians 6:11
    Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
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