The Heart of the Church (1 Thessalonians 3:12 )


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things aren’t the criteria that define a successful church. Whether your church seat stadium-size crowds or has just a few in attendance, numbers are not the measure God uses for success. He looks at the heart of the church.

 Two characteristics that are vital for a successful body of believerslove for one another and holiness.

Congregations, church buildings, and budgets come in different sizes. The true measure of success is demonstrated by followers of Christ who love God and each other, and are committed to living holy lives. Our challenge can be found in the words of the prophet Micah: “What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (6:8). – Cindy Hess Kasper

If you believe on Jesus’ name,

Then of His church you are a part;

By loving others you proclaim:

“We are the church – we are the ‘heart’” – Hess

 A small church with a big vision has greater impact than a big church with a small vision.

  • August 19, Vol. 14, Our Daily Bread

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