The church that can be

RE Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-31, Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Peter 4:10-11 (day six)  “until we ALL attain to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man. . .according to the proper working of EACH individual part. . .for the building up (of the body) in love”  (Ephesians 4:13, 16)  The Scripture has a revolutionary expectation of the church.  Every believer will become spiritually mature.  Every believer will understand what it means to be “unioned” with Christ–in surrendered, super-natural life.  Every member of the church will enjoy an intimate friendship with the Lord and will make a unique and strategic contribution to the growth and success of the fellowship.  Revolutionary!  Sadly, not what is normally seen.  Who can deny that vast numbers of believers are immature and univolved?  Who can ignore the people who sit in pews week after week without progress or concern?  What can be done?  The world is not seeing the church that can be.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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