When I am tempted to be overwhelmed by the problems in the church, I need to remind myself that it is not up to men to build the church. Jesus told us that he, himself, is the one who builds his church (Matthew 16:18).
Jesus’ statement, “upon this rock I will build my church,” was a declaration of ownership. In this post, I catalog five implications of this truth.
With 60% of young people walking away from the church, we must evaluate the foundation on which we build and how well we build upon it. The eternal destiny of the next generation is at stake and we cannot afford to continue with such a high failure rate. We must do better.
The drive for acheivment is a good thing if it is in obedience to the two great commands given us by Jesus. That drive is God-given and is part of what it means to be created in his image.