2021 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
If there is anything that God is deeply invested in it’s the spiritual growth of His people, and one of the major ways that God has created to work toward this goal is through the church. In the church, God brings together all His people into one worldwide body, something that we refer to as the “body of Christ.” God has chosen to work in the lives of his people through the church because He has called us to worship him not just as individuals, but as a community. In Hebrews 10:24-25 we are told “24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Our divine calling is to encourage one another and “spur” each other on towards love and good deeds. In doing this, we contribute to the spiritual growth of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Proverbs 27:17 tells us “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” This is why it is so important that we always be engaged in the community of the church. It is through our interactions with and support from our fellow faithful that we experience the grace and love of God in profound and life-changing ways. We do not just grow alone, but we grow together as the entire church, the body of Jesus Christ.