God is committed to building His church. This is clearly stated by Jesus in His response to Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Christ, “18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 (ESV)
The scriptures go on to reveal God’s building program for His church. 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Ephesians 4:11-16 (ESV)
God has equipped His church with the resources necessary to help each of us grow to the maturity needed in order to do the work of ministry He lays out before us. As we grow to maturity in Christ, we become that strong, stable building material God uses to build His church.
In the coming weeks we will see a lot of work done on our property.