Tuesday, August 16, 2011

2011 August 16 - Morning Manna

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. (Hebrews 6:1-3)

Today's Morsel:  Spiritual growth  is not about numbers, but about quality.  It's about excellence and worth.  If you had to judge the people you attend church with on a weekly basis, how many of them would you say are ready to meet Jesus?  All?  Three-quarters? Half?  One or two? None?  Many churches focus on numbers instead of quality.  It will be the quality of the Christian that gets them into heaven.  It will be the ones who have grown in Christ ( 2 Peter 1:5-11). That have kept themselves in the love of God and have had compassion on others (Jude 21-22).  Ford  Motor company used to say, "Quality is job one!"  In other words, the most important output is quality.  If a church isn't sending forth quality saints into the harvest field, than their saints will soon be found on the road dead.  Dead to the truth.  Dead to the gospel.   And dead spiritually.  Paul said, "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 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; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ"  (Ephesians 4:11-15). Quantity or Quality, which would you say is the most important?

Sing:  Lord prepare me, to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true; and with thanksgiving, I'll be a living, sanctuary for you.

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