Bible References: Matthew 22:36-40; Ephesians 4:11-13; Hebrews 6:1; 2 Peter 3:18
We celebrate the presence of the Lord, we want to be inspired by the presence of the Lord, we are to love God’s people and we are to like God’s people. Afterall, we’re spending eternity in heaven together!
God had a plan of salvation – Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved. In our worship each week we are to encourage one another, help one another, educate one another, and be teachable ourselves. God has given men and women gifts and roles (offices) to help grow God’s people in the faith, so that they reach maturity.
Like a fruit that grows and ripens so we are to help each other do the same. To grow and ripen so that each person in the faith becomes all that God intended them to be. They in turn help others to hear the message of salvation, grow up and mature in the faith.
Fully grown, fully ripened, prepared and ready to bring the message of hope and salvation to the lost world.