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God’s Body-Building Program

Artwork for Growing Deep in the Christian Life: Returning to Our Roots

We have examined the Scriptures to find out what we are to be involved in between now and when Christ returns. But what is the Lord doing? What is He concerned about during this present time? The answer is clear, according to the New Testament. It’s the same project He’s been working on since the Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost.

Jesus said, “I will build My church” (Matthew 16:18), and that is what He has been doing. In this lesson, we will consider what building the church means, what it includes, and why it is so important. Because all who are born into God’s family become members of His body, we need to understand the benefits of such a union.