“Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
March 21, 2023
The purpose of the Church is to give Jesus Christ glory and honor, to make Him known to our neighbors and to the nations, and to move believers in Him toward maturity and ministry. The Church exists to help you grow up so that you can serve.
There is no such thing as an inactive Church member. That’s an impossibility. Every Church member is active. Either we’re building up, or we’re tearing down. Either we’re a part of the team and helping, or we’re not a part of the team and hurting. In Matthew 12:30, Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.” Every member of the Church is gathering or scattering. Every member of the Church is working with the Lord Jesus or working against Him.
Let me say again, nobody is excluded. If you are reading this, this message is not “to whom it may concern”—it is to you. It has your name and address on it, and God wants you to serve and minister. You’ve been called into the ministry.
Write down different ways you have been impacted by people who tried to build up your church. Consider what you have done to contribute to that effort.