Ephesians 4:17-19 - Believers are not to walk in their former lifestyle of unbelief.
Jesus Christ supplies growth for the Church to all and every individual for edification in God's love.
The Parable of The unmerciful servant, p2 (Matthew 18:23-35)
Paul gives two ways to preserve and protect the unity of the faith: 1) avoid doctrinal instability, 2) grow up to the measure of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ has given the five ministry gifts to the Church for the achivement of three goals: (1) For the equipping of the saints, (2) For the work of ministry, (3) For the building up of the body of Christ to full maturity.
Parable of the scribe and the householder
Parable #8: The parable of the scribe and the householder (v 51-52).
The ascended Messiah as given the five foundational gifts to the church for the goal of service in order to completely build up the body of Christ.