All churches should have a desire to reach people for Christ. That’s the reason the church exists, after all. At the same time, when a church so focused on growth that Jesus is not longer worshipped it’s really no longer church at all. Jesus said, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” John 12:32. The church should never forget the worship of Jesus in the effort to grow larger. The key is to never forsake the preaching of the truth and to always point to people to Jesus as the One who will enter and change their life in a permanent, powerful way!
Texts: Galatians 5:15; 1 Peter 1:3-4; Acts 4:32-33; Acts 1:14; Acts 5:40-42; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 14:29; Ephesians 5:19-20; Corinthians 16:2; Acts 20:7; Ephesians 5:25; Psalm 150:6; Acts 1:8; John 14:6; Romans 10:15; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 16:5