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Jun 10, 2018 by: Tom Hopewell| Series: BBC's Core Values


“to equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ,” – Ephesians 4:12

Word Study:  ‘exartizo’ / ‘katartizo’  =  to make someone completely adequate or sufficient for something—‘to make adequate, to furnish completely, to cause to be fully qualified, adequacy.’

Matthew 4:21                                                  mending

Matthew 21:16                                                prepared

Luke 6:40                                                       fully trained

1 Corinthians 1:10                                           united

2 Cor. 13:9,11 / Gal. 6:1 / 1 Pet. 5:10              restore

1 Thessalonians 3:10                                       supply

Hebrews 13:21                                                equip

I. The reasons for equipping:
     A. Proper perspective
     B. Promotes growth
     C. Prevents error
     D. Produces godly behavior

II. The results of equipping:
     A. A Biblically grounded faith.
     B. A grace-filled heart.
     C. A growing, active church.

III. The routines of equipping:
     A. Corporate components

“God’s Word is the essence of a real believer’s life.  It is not only the essence, but it is the oil…the lubrication in the life of a believer.”


      B. Individual components
          1. Be under the transforming work of Holy Spirit
          2. Search the Scriptures
          3. Store up the Word
          4. Live out the truth

 Evidences of God’s Equipping Work in Life