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Equipped For Ministry
This site has the purpose of providing resources to equip disciples for the work of ministry. One of the most important Bible text about equipping is Eph 4:12. The New International Version states that the spiritual gifts are given “to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built.” In the previous verses Paul describes the incarnation and ascension of Jesus as the assurance of the divine gift to men to give them the ability to accomplish this important task. Some of the gifts are mentioned in order to exemplify how the saints can be “perfecting” for Christian service.
The word prepare (NIV) or perfecting (KJV) it is also translated as equipping, meaning a perfect adaptation or complete qualification for a specific purpose.
This word was used by Paul to describe his desire that the brethren have been “perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Cor 1:10). Jesus used this word to describe the disciple “that is perfect shall be as his master” (Luke 6:40). According to the SDA Bible commentary (6:1023), this verb is used in Matt 4:21 for the mending of nets, in Gal 6:1 for the restoring of those overtaken in a fault. The gifts were for the purpose of mending the saints and uniting them. The perfecting involves, as the context suggests, an ordered ministry and government of the church.

Gerson P. Santos

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