The Sheep are not “Self-Feeders”

The sheep are not “self-feeders” and the church does not simply provide resources for Christian activity.  Rather, through the ministry of Word and sacrament and the spiritual and physical care of elders and deacons, every part of the body is served and is enabled to serve the body as well as its neighbors in the world.  He has gifted ministers to do the work of ministry so that “we all” can become mature Christians,

Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 184

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