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  1. As We Gather • As we gather may Your Spirit work within us, • As we gather may we glorify Your Name. • Knowing well that as our hearts • begin to worship, • We’ll be blessed because we came, • We’ll be blessed because we came.

  2. Ephesians 4:11-16 11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers. 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

  3. 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting. 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ- 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

  4. Holy, Holy, Holy • Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty! • Early in the morning • our song shall rise to Thee; • Holy, Holy, Holy! • Merciful and Mighty! • God in Three Persons, • Blessed Trinity!

  5. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty! • All Thy works shall praise Thy name • In earth and sky and sea; • Holy, Holy, Holy! • Merciful and Mighty! • God in Three Persons, • Blessed Trinity!

  6. Please Take This Opportunity To Welcome and Encourage Each Other

  7. The Church’s One Foundation • The Church’s one foundation • Is Jesus Christ her Lord; • She is His new creation • By water and the Word: • From heav’n He came and sought her • To be His holy bride; • With His own blood He bought her, • And for her life He died.

  8. ‘Mid toil and tribulation • And tumult of her war, • She waits the consummation • Of peace forevermore; • Till with the vision glorious • Her longing eyes are blest, • And the great Church victorious • Shall be the Church at rest.

  9. Make Me a Servant • Make me a servant, humble and meek, • Lord, let me lift up those who are weak, • And may the pray’r of my heart always be: • Make me a servant, • make me a servant, • make me a servant today.

  10. Make me a servant, humble and meek, • Lord, let me lift up those who are weak, • And may the pray’r of my heart always be: • Make me a servant, • make me a servant, • make me a servant today.

  11. Key Ingredients for Building a Church Ephesians 4:11-16

  12. Three Key Ingredients for Building a Church: Ingredient #1 – Equipped Saints (Vs. 12a) Ingredient #2 – Working Saints (Vs. 12b) Ingredient #3 – Edifying Saints (Vs. 12c) Christ gives gifts/individuals The body being built up / edified. gifts/individuals produce equipped saints provide working saints provide working saints

  13. Three Goals of Edification: (Vs. 13) 1) Unified Beliefs (Especially about Jesus) 2) Complete Maturity 3) Full Christ-likeness Two Evidences of Edification: 1) Doctrinal Stability (Vs. 14) 2) Love (Vs. 15)

  14. Closing Questions: (Vs. 16) 1) Am I faithfully contributing my part to the building of the body? Remember, God’s plan is to use Equipped Saints(Vs. 12a) Working Saints(Vs. 12b)and Edifying Saints(Vs. 12c) for the building of His Church! 2) Am I faithfully contributing love to the Body? 3) Am I faithfully demonstrating gratefulness to the Head of the Body?

  15. Come, Thou Fount Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, Mount of Thy redeeming love.

  16. O to grace how great a debtor Daily I’m constrained to be! Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above.

  17. Bind Us Together • Bind us together, Lord, • Bind us together • With cords that cannot be broken. • Bind us together, Lord, • Bind us together, • Bind us together in love. • There is only one God, there is only one King; • There is only one body, that is why I sing.

  18. Bind us together, Lord, • Bind us together • With cords that cannot be broken. • Bind us together, Lord, • Bind us together, • Bind us together in love.