We have been looking at the maturing church as outlined in Ephesians 4. Last time we looked at how the process works. Now the big question is: How long does it take!
Ephesians 4:12 really lays out the process of the maturing church for us. (to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up) If you were to read it as in the Greek it would say: “toward the equipping of God’s people unto a work of service unto building up the body of Christ.”
Why is it that in society today being helpful to others is just a theory, but practically, needing help is perceived as a weakness! In fact, in the corporate world if someone cannot do a task on their own they are considered a liability! Teams become collections of individuals with no sense of teamwork at all. Is it possible that this thinking has invaded the church today? Much to our detriment I fear that it has. is that the way they church is supposed to function? A loosely knit collection of individuals? No, it isn’t… Continue reading
Prayer should be central to the life of all Christians, I am a huge believer in the power of prayer! Not only should prayer be central to the life of Christians, it should also be central to the life of the church both globally and locally. It saddens me to see the church sliding away from the model of prayer given to us by the early church.