September 2017

The Edification of the Church

The Lord has ordained a mission for His church and commanded the church to “go therefore and make disciples of all the nations (Mt. 28:19-20).” This mission was to begin in full after the receipt of the Holy Spirit (empowerment) and was to start first in Jerusalem (home) then move outward into the world (Acts 1:8). Today the postmodern church all too often focuses its efforts regarding “the work of ministry” singularly on the commission of disciple-making, primarily targeting those who are in the world. But in order for the corporate church through its individual members to be an effective disciple maker for the advancement of the Gospel there must first be an unwavering investment inwardly to the body of Christ that is deeply grounded on the foundational rock of truth, which is Scripture. Only from this foundation can genuine edification and equipping of the saints take place for the work of ministry for the glory of the Lord.