Equip = Supply with the necessary items for a particular purpose; prepare (someone) mentally for a particular situation or task; furnish; outfit; provide; supply
Ephesians 4:11-13 (NIV)11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV) 20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
The servant of God
Equip for WHAT?
For works of service
For every good work
For doing His will
Training in righteousness
Equip with WHAT?
The body of Christ may be built up
We all reach unity in faith & knowledge of the Son of God
We become mature-attaining the whole measure (fullness!) of Christ
Equip me, O Lord, to do Your will.
In Jesus name. Amen