Passages for Sunday, August 19, 2018

Ephesians 1:1
“To God’s holy people in Ephesus,[a] the faithful in Christ Jesus…

 

Colossians 4:16
16 After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.

 

Map - Seven Churches of Asia Minor

 

Ephesians 4:2-6 NLT
2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. 3 Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. 4 For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.

5 There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 one God and Father of all,
who is over all, in all, and living through all.

 

Ephesians 4:7, 11-13 NLT
7 However, He has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ.

11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the Church, the body of Christ. 13 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.

 

Ephesians 2:20 NLT
20 Together, we are His house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus Himself.

 

1 Corinthians 14:3 NLT
3 But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them.

 
1 Corinthians 14:29 NLT
29 Let two or three people prophesy, and let the others evaluate what is said.

 

 

 

 

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