Peak Performance


Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

Eph 2:21 In whom all the building, rightly joined together, comes to be a holy house of God in the Lord; (Bible In Basic English)

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Eph 4:16 Through whom all the body, being rightly formed and united together, by the full working of every part, is increased to the building up of itself in love. (Bible In Basic English)

Fitly framed together” relates to the building up of any local church body through the use of people’s spiritual gifts, ministries, and callings.

Paul marvelously describes the function of the New Testament church in one fell swoop.

A local church increases, and grows, as each member within that local body supplies his or her part to the growth in accordance to the gifts and ministries, which Jesus has given to each of them. This is what Paul means in verse sixteen when he employs the term “every joint supplieth.”

Many of our churches do not adhere to Paul’s model.

Too many churches have too few ministers. There is too much regulation by leaders who prohibit the exercise of spiritual gifts and their ministries.

Likewise, there are too many complacent and passive members who do not grow in their spiritual gifts and ministries, and consequently do not carry their specific burden” of testifying to Jesus.

The result is always the same. Only part of the Lord’s fullness is manifest, only part of His glory is demonstrated, and much of the revival that should have taken place, does not come .

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Eph 4:16 Through whom all the body, being rightly formed and united together, by the full working of every part, is increased to the building up of itself in love. (Bible In Basic English)

Paul continues; “According to the effectual working in the measure of every part” He is saying, “EVERY” member has the responsibility to work within their church at his or her “PEAK LEVEL OF SPIRIT LED PERFORMANCE”.

This requires obedience to God, and dedication to the local body. The key is not to run away to another church when things are not quite right. For church hoppers, personal growth becomes an elusive thing.

I believe that the church must be more of a school, college, and graduate school than anything else.

Shalom!

IMG_0316.JPG

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s