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It’s Biblical

It’s easy for us to be okay with a packed house at a football game, hockey arena, rock concert, or even at a play. It makes us happy knowing that so many people surrounding us have the same ideals, the same excitement, the same passion—exemplifying it by their presence and support (and at times their extreme enthusiasm and energy).

So why do we get uncomfortable and fidgety when the church gets huge?

To say that it isn’t God’s will that the church grows exponentially is, in essence, to ignore The Great Commission. Jesus left us with this command: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” in Matthew 28. What part of “all nations” do we think means small numbers?

Jesus had passion for growth. He taught his disciples to have passion for growth. They prayed in the upper room and saw, in one day, over 3,000 baptized into the church.

Maybe we need to reevaluate why we are here. What part do we need to play in growing God’s kingdom? Do we have this same drive to see the lost come to Christ and to see the church grow?

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