Effective worship, and evangelism is preceded by useful edification. Malnourished believers produce malnourished results. One of the greatest purposes of the church is to evangelize the world, but before this can take place Christians have to build up, and be well equipped to do their God-appointed work. Good soldiers are well equipped, trained and informed before heading into the fray. All is dependent on the grace of God. The third major function of the church as the body of Christ is to edify Christians. Three areas help us to accomplish this role: spiritual gifts, fellowship, and biblical instruction. We’ll share a brief overview of each in today’s message.