It is really a blessed thing in our Christian fellowship and in our congregations that God never asks whether it is a big church or a little church! A young pastor, when introduced to a well-known church leader, said, “You do not know me. I am the pastor of a little rural church.” I think it was a wise reply that came from the churchman: “Young man, there are no little churches; all churches are the same size in God’s sight!” But, whether large or small, it must be an assembly of believers brought together through the name of Jesus, to worship in God’s presence; and with the right to receive all that God bestows. With these roots, we should ask ourselves if we are truly interested in spiritual attainment as were the New Testament believers. We must confess that the spiritual temperature among us may often be lower than in the Early Church. But we hold to the message that those who truly honor the presence of the Savior are included in this relationship that goes back to the New Testament and to the apostles!
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body . . . and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:13
We should ask ourselves if we are truly interested in spiritual attainment as were the New Testament believers.
Lord, I am so glad that You do not look at us in terms of numbers. Help us to measure ourselves as You measure us.