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He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers. “To each one his work.” Some are apostles, some evangelists, some pastors, some teachers, and some helpers only in small ways. But every Christian has something to do. If the smallest wheel in a watch fails to do its part, the watch stops. If the least Christian in a church neglects his duty, the whole church suffers. No one should ever say, “My little work will not be missed, I am so small and weak.” No one is unimportant. The purpose of the Church is the perfecting of the saints. We all begin as little children – only babies – but we are not to continue infants. It is a sad home in which the baby never grows, and at four or five years of age is a baby still. Yet there are Christians four or five years old who are no farther on than when they were born. The work of the Church is to stimulate the growth of each Christian and develop and train him so that he will attain “unto a full–grown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”