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Head of the Church - Article
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Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all” (Ephesians 1:22-23). The church, of course, is the assembly of the Redeemer, constituted and commissioned to do “the work of the ministry,” operating on Earth under...
The Christian's Lifestyle: Our Gifts - Article
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Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ” (Ephesians 4:7). The “grace” that is given (Greek charis) is a distribution by the Holy Spirit of “gifts” (same Greek word) to every believer (I Corinthians...
The Christian’s Lifestyle: Our Gifts - Article
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Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ” (Ephesians 4:7). The grace that is given (Greek, charis) is a distribution by the Holy Spirit of gifts (same Greek word) to every believer (I Corinthians 12:4–11)....
Build Yourself Up - Article
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Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... condition is compared to a “building” of God (Ephesians 2:22) made up of “lively stones” (1 Peter 2:5). Thus, there is often the exhortation for us to build a holy association with each other (Romans 14:19) and to seek...
Pastors And Teachers - Article
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Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers" (Ephesians 4:11). The four or five specific spiritual gifts mentioned by Paul in this passage are said to have been given "for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the...
A Gift for the Lord - Article
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Norman P. Spotts, D.D. - ... calling to be missionaries, evangelists, or pastor/teachers (Ephesians 4:11). Others, like the Levites, are called to serve, in whatever way possible, in the local church; aiding and assisting those "that have the rule over you" (Hebrews...
The Christian's Speech - Article
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Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor" (Ephesians 4:25). Furthermore, "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the...
False Prophets And True - Article
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Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets” (Ephesians 2:20). One function of these men was to receive and transmit God’s revelation to His people—first verbally, then eventually written in permanent form in the New...
Strong in Grace - Article
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Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... unique spiritual favor, as is clear in the wonderful passage Ephesians 2:8-9: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Once the saving...
The Power to Edify - Article
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Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... to “perfect” the saints in the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12), using the living “stones” that will build the “spiritual house” of God (1 Peter 2:5). And like any good builder, the Christian carpenter...
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