Build The Church Up In Love

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;  15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:  16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.  (Ephesians 4:14-16) 

God’s Church must grow up.  This is a spiritual matter.  God’s desire is that the local Church might grow spiritually.  That we might be steadfast.  Consistent in our knowledge of the truth.  Consistent in our belief.  Consistent in our doctrine.  It is destructive when one is not grounded in the Word.  That old saying is true – If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.  We must speak truth but with love.  The entire Church is one body.  That is to say every Church opened in the name of God is one body.  Therefore, there must be love.  If the Church is to grow, there must be love, sound doctrine, obedience, discipleship, unity, outreach, inreach, service and ministry.  Love is the beginning of all things in Christ.

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