Scripture Readings

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ephesians 4:7-13 (Epistle, Sunday After)

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But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
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Therefore He says: “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men.”
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(Now this, “He ascended” – what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?
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He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)
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And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
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for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
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till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;