In this passage Paul tells us that the risen Christ has given gifts to his church. This is how Christ is building His church, expanding His kingdom, and implementing His rule.
In this sermon I highlight 5 different church models.
- The Doctrine driven model
- The Worship driven model
- The Community driven model
- The Evangelism driven model
- The Justice driven model
Just as no single person has all of the gifts, neither does a single church have all of the gifts. This is why we need each other.
The sermon ends with a call to godliness. For it is our godliness that makes up for the deficiencies of our gifting.