For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8, 9 NASB)
for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. (Ephesians 2:18 NASB)
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13 NASB)
O Paul in the book of Ephesians exhorts this young church to strengthen themselves in the foundations of Christ that have been laid by christ. That it is the free unearned gift of God that we have been saved, that it is through Christ we have access to the Holy Spirit and God the father. That the foundation of the church are the prophets, pastors, teachers, apostles, evangelists and provided to build the entire body of Christ.
A- the application for me is a reminder of we're my strength comes from and how I fit into the body of Christ. I feel I understand the church staff is the tool God uses to build the entire body of Christ for the work of ministering to the world.
p Lord thank bayou for your word, please seal it to my heart and let it guide my head and hands. In Jesus name Amen