So Christ himself gave the gift of the apostles to the Church. He gave the prophets and those who preach the good news. And he also gave the pastors and teachers as a gift to the church. He gave all these people so that they might prepare God's people to serve. Then the body of Christ will be built up. Ephesians 4:11-12 NLT
We all love gifts. Have you ever thought about the man or woman of God that has been placed in your church as a gift sent by God? The man or woman of God has been sent to bless, prepare, and build us up for service in the kingdom. Your pastor is the gift that unwraps the truth of God's word each week.