Foundational Scripture

Ephesians 4:12-15

12 His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints, that they should do the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body, 13 that it might develop until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the full and accurate knowledge of the Son of God; that we might arrive at really mature manhood – the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ, and the completeness found in Him.  14 So then, we may no longer be children, tossed like ships to and fro between chance gusts of teaching, and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, the prey of the cunning and cleverness of unscrupulous men, in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead.  15 Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth in all things – speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly.  Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him, Who is the Head, even Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One.

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