GROW                             “He GaveIN                               GIFTSG                               to Men”U   ...
“But grace was given toeach one of us according tothe measure of Christ’s gift.”Ephesians 4.7CB NT p. 339
“Therefore it says, “WhenHe ascended on high He leda host of captives, and Hegave gifts to men.”Ephesians 4.8CB NT p. 339
“(In saying, ‘He ascended,’what does it mean but thatHe had also descended intothe lower regions, theearth?Ephesians 4.9CB...
“He who descended is theone who also ascended farabove all the heavens, thatHe might fill all things.)”Ephesians 4.10CB NT...
one bodyone Spiritone hopeone Lordone faithone baptismone God & Father
BUT...
unity   ≠   uniformity
each one of us
“But to eachone of usgrace hasbeen givenas Christapportionedit.” (NIV)
NOT!
“To each isgiven themanifestationof the Spiritfor thecommongood.”(1 Corinthians 12.7;CB NT p.
“Therefore it says, “WhenHe ascended on high He leda host of captives, and Hegave gifts to men.”Ephesians 4.8CB NT p. 339
“He ascended on high”
“He parted from them andwas carried up into heaven.”Luke 24.51CB NT p. 160
“He also descended into the lower regions, the earth”
“I am the living bread thatcame down from heaven.”John 6.51CB NT p. 173
“He led a host of captives”
“Death is swallowed up invictory ... But thanks be toGod, who gives us thevictory through our LordJesus Christ.”1 Corinthi...
“But thanks be to God, whoin Christ always leads us intriumphal procession.”2 Corinthians 2.14CB NT p. 314
“He GaveGIFTSto Men”
“Therefore I will divide Hima portion with the many,and He shall divide the spoilwith the strong.”Isaiah 53.12CB OT p. 1168
What giftsdoes Jesusgive to us?
if ts?       ion       ich            G                   s alvat   W h         of      e g ift1) Th
if ts?       ion       ich             G                    s alvat  W  h          of      e g ift1) T h                  ...
if ts?        ion        ich              G                      s alvat  W   h          of       e g ift1) T h           ...
if ts?        ion         ich               G                       s alvat  W    h          of         e gift1) T  h     ...
“Having gifts that differaccording to the grace givento us, let us use them...”Romans 12.6CB NT p. 282
“As each has received a gift,use it to serve one another,as good stewards of God’svaried grace”1 Peter 4.10CB NT p. 412
GIFTS: Service Teaches Exhorts Contributes Leads Acts of Mercy Speaks Serves
YOU HAVE   ACHRIST- GIVENGIFT!
What’s my gift?
GIFTS: Service Teaches         1) study Exhorts Contributes Leads Acts of Mercy Speaks Serves
2) Spend time with us
3) Pray!
R!    GE A ND
“Because I amnot a hand,I do notbelong tothe body”1 Corinthians 12.15CB NT p. 304
“I have no need of you.”   1 Corinthians 12.21          CB NT p. 304
YOU HAVE   ACHRIST- GIVENGIFT!
1) Your gift is given by God’s   grace, not your own skill.
2) Your gift is one among many,   all are necessary for the body.
3) Be eager to use God’s gift   for the body, not yourself.
YOU HAVE   ACHRIST- GIVENGIFT!
Will today be theday you decide to    be saved?
Lesson slideshows (with notes)     and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Gift: iStoc...
Compiled and Presented by:God’s Growth                                                                     Dave Stewart   ...
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Having taught the unity of the body, Paul reminds us that each of us has differing gifts, each necessary for the body. This lesson reminds us about the importance and danger of these gifts.

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He Gave Gifts to Men

  1. 1. GROW “He GaveIN GIFTSG to Men”U “unto a fullgrown man, unto the measure of theP stature of the fulness of Christ” (Ephesians 4.13)
  2. 2. “But grace was given toeach one of us according tothe measure of Christ’s gift.”Ephesians 4.7CB NT p. 339
  3. 3. “Therefore it says, “WhenHe ascended on high He leda host of captives, and Hegave gifts to men.”Ephesians 4.8CB NT p. 339
  4. 4. “(In saying, ‘He ascended,’what does it mean but thatHe had also descended intothe lower regions, theearth?Ephesians 4.9CB NT p. 340
  5. 5. “He who descended is theone who also ascended farabove all the heavens, thatHe might fill all things.)”Ephesians 4.10CB NT p. 340
  6. 6. one bodyone Spiritone hopeone Lordone faithone baptismone God & Father
  7. 7. BUT...
  8. 8. unity ≠ uniformity
  9. 9. each one of us
  10. 10. “But to eachone of usgrace hasbeen givenas Christapportionedit.” (NIV)
  11. 11. NOT!
  12. 12. “To each isgiven themanifestationof the Spiritfor thecommongood.”(1 Corinthians 12.7;CB NT p.
  13. 13. “Therefore it says, “WhenHe ascended on high He leda host of captives, and Hegave gifts to men.”Ephesians 4.8CB NT p. 339
  14. 14. “He ascended on high”
  15. 15. “He parted from them andwas carried up into heaven.”Luke 24.51CB NT p. 160
  16. 16. “He also descended into the lower regions, the earth”
  17. 17. “I am the living bread thatcame down from heaven.”John 6.51CB NT p. 173
  18. 18. “He led a host of captives”
  19. 19. “Death is swallowed up invictory ... But thanks be toGod, who gives us thevictory through our LordJesus Christ.”1 Corinthians 15.54, 57CB NT p. 310
  20. 20. “But thanks be to God, whoin Christ always leads us intriumphal procession.”2 Corinthians 2.14CB NT p. 314
  21. 21. “He GaveGIFTSto Men”
  22. 22. “Therefore I will divide Hima portion with the many,and He shall divide the spoilwith the strong.”Isaiah 53.12CB OT p. 1168
  23. 23. What giftsdoes Jesusgive to us?
  24. 24. if ts? ion ich G s alvat W h of e g ift1) Th
  25. 25. if ts? ion ich G s alvat W h of e g ift1) T h of the gift irit he Sp ) T oly 2 H
  26. 26. if ts? ion ich G s alvat W h of e g ift1) T h of the gift irit he Sp ) T oly 2 H gi fts itu al e s pir 3) Th
  27. 27. if ts? ion ich G s alvat W h of e gift1) T h of the gift irit he Sp ) T oly 2 H gi fts itu al s pir he ) T he fo r t 3 fts he gi ) T ody 4 B
  28. 28. “Having gifts that differaccording to the grace givento us, let us use them...”Romans 12.6CB NT p. 282
  29. 29. “As each has received a gift,use it to serve one another,as good stewards of God’svaried grace”1 Peter 4.10CB NT p. 412
  30. 30. GIFTS: Service Teaches Exhorts Contributes Leads Acts of Mercy Speaks Serves
  31. 31. YOU HAVE ACHRIST- GIVENGIFT!
  32. 32. What’s my gift?
  33. 33. GIFTS: Service Teaches 1) study Exhorts Contributes Leads Acts of Mercy Speaks Serves
  34. 34. 2) Spend time with us
  35. 35. 3) Pray!
  36. 36. R! GE A ND
  37. 37. “Because I amnot a hand,I do notbelong tothe body”1 Corinthians 12.15CB NT p. 304
  38. 38. “I have no need of you.” 1 Corinthians 12.21 CB NT p. 304
  39. 39. YOU HAVE ACHRIST- GIVENGIFT!
  40. 40. 1) Your gift is given by God’s grace, not your own skill.
  41. 41. 2) Your gift is one among many, all are necessary for the body.
  42. 42. 3) Be eager to use God’s gift for the body, not yourself.
  43. 43. YOU HAVE ACHRIST- GIVENGIFT!
  44. 44. Will today be theday you decide to be saved?
  45. 45. Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  46. 46. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Gift: iStock_000004343641Bible: iStock_000005121013Finger: Hermera Clip ArtWoman Stop: iStock_000005818559Circle of Hands: iStock_000006741261Diverse Children: iStock_000012629850Hand: iStock_000003885961Presents; iStock_000002403515Santa Claus: iStock_000010964034Fighting Men: iStock_000001804557Clouds: iStock_000001833139Ball and Chain: iStock_000003045236Notepad: iStock_000003502750Man stomping: iStock_000004879011Woman shrugging: iStock_000004673829Father with Daughter on Shoulders: iStock_000010225658Open Bible: istockphoto_470910_open_bible_kjvMan in chair: iStock_000004741362
  47. 47. Compiled and Presented by:God’s Growth Dave Stewart 20 March, 2011#04 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com He Gave Gifts to Men Ephesians 4.7-10 Synopsis: Having taught the unity of the body, Paul reminds us that each of us has differing gifts, each necessary for the body. This lesson reminds us about the importance and danger of these gifts. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”
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