God created us for relationships. Most importantly, we need a right relationship with Him, and we also need healthy relationships with others. Primarily, once we come to know and follow Jesus, we need a familial relationship with a healthy local church.
Well, God created us to depend on one another, and His church is His chosen instrument to bring the gospel to the world. Thus, we are redeemed to bring Him glory and to partner with His church for the advancement of the gospel.
On Sunday morning, Lord willing, I will be preaching from Philippians 4:10-20 on our need to “Prioritize the Great Commission.”
How can we prioritize the great commission – being disciples who make disciple makers?
Well, I obviously hope to communicate that clearly Sunday morning, but simply put, we need to walk with Jesus and help others to walk with Jesus. That cannot be done apart from active involvement with a biblically faithful church. Philippians is all about such a partnership for the sake of the gospel.
Are you walking with Jesus? If so, you are serving and will serve the church for whom He died – the church He calls His bride – the church He instituted, the church He authorized, and the church He commissioned.
Are you faithfully partnering with the church in order to prioritize making disciples? If you are seeking to follow Jesus, the answer can only be yes.