The Congregation The Club And The Church | cfcindia, Bangalore
It is important to note that we have only two options (based on Proverbs 14:1): We are either going to actively build up the church, or we are going to tear it down. Actively building up a church is done through love (1 Corinthians 8:1). This means not just saying that we love each other in the church, but actually living it out (1 John 3:18) and not being hypocritical about it (Romans 12:9). The quality of our love is tested especially in situations of disagreement or conflict, where we prove that we have true love by giving up our "Self-life" for the church like Jesus did (Ephesians 5:25). This also means interceding on behalf of others in the church like Jesus does for us (Hebrews 7:25).
- Santosh Poonen, The Congregation The Club And The Church
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