Eph. 4:11-14 11 And that same Christ gave these gifts…
11 And that same Christ gave these gifts to people: He made some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.
12 Christ gave these gifts to prepare God’s holy people for the work of serving, to make the body of Christ stronger.
13 This work must continue until we are all joined together in what we believe and in what we know about the Son of God. Our goal is to become like a full-grown man—to look just like Christ and have all his perfection.
14 Then we will no longer be like babies. We will not be people who are always changing like a ship that the waves carry one way and then another. We will not be influenced by every new teaching we hear from people who are trying to deceive us—those who make clever plans and use every kind of trick to fool others into following the wrong way.