Saturday, July 05, 2008

A Place to Grow

The Environment for Growth: Part 6

The reason God has given us the church is to help us along in our journey of faith. He sends us people to teach us, equip us, to lead us, and help us mature. But the church is also where we can begin to live out our love and practice serving people. We need to give to the church as much as we get from it. From this process of give and take we are matured into the people that God wants us to be.

This is what I want you to take away from this series of ponderings: The Church exists to grow Christ Followers. The Church is there to help us grow and it is there to help the person across the room grow. In this community of faith we find the environment God ordained to be the environment to mature faith. If we are not maturing then it means that we haven’t allowed ourselves to be lead by the right people. The right leadership is essential in creating the right environment.

Here is what I would ask you to do: pray that God will help the leadership of the church family you are a part of to create an environment where you can mature as a Christian and that God will send your church family more teachers and leaders who will help your members mature.

This is something that Jesus asked us to pray about:
2 He said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest. (Luke 10:2; NET)

The church is where God wants us to mature, among other believers, let us do our part to make the Church the right environment to grow.

  • Point to Ponder: Pray for leaders.
  • Passage to Remember: Luke 10:2
  • Question to Consider: Are you doing your part to make the Church a place to grow?

1 comment:

Raffi Shahinian said...

Nicely done.

Also for whoever might be interested, in a somewhat more jovial format, learn how to become Christ-Like in 3 easy steps.

Grace and Peace,
Raffi Shahinian
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