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Ephesians 4:8-12 (NRSV)


8 Therefore it is said, ‘When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive;
he gave gifts to his people.’

9 (When it says, ‘He ascended’, what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth?

10 He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.)

11 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,

12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,


1 Corinthians 12:28 (NRSV)


28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues.

 

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