Ephesians 4:10-16 (NKJV)
He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 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;
Verse 13 - Our model is not other believers, Our ideal model is Jesus.
- Spiritually Consistent
verse 14 - that 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,
- Controlled Mouth
verse 15 - But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.
- Participate in the body of Christ.
verse 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 . . .
- Increased Capacity for Love
verse 16 - . . . causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.