When you read the book of Acts, like we have, I think you begin to realize that God has designed all of us to be a part of church planting, and all of us to be a part of church multiplication. It only makes
sense…if we are all involved in making disciples…if we’re all doing
that, we will necessarily, automatically, all be involved in multiplying churches.
You think about it. If we are all making disciples, all of us, everybody in this room, the next year, or two, or three, making disciples, the Spirit of God, gospel of God…His gospel works. People come to Christ. We’ll double in a year, or two, or three, if we’re all making disciples.
If we’re all doing that, we’ll double, and this building, as great as it is, will not be able to hold the people that are coming to Christ. That’s what we’re after. Maybe that’s part of the reason they didn’t have a building here in Acts. Maybe it wasn’t even just the stewardship or resource issue. Maybe it was because buildings couldn’t contain what was happening. That’s what we want. We don’t want to design something, we don’t want to give ourselves to something that a building can contain. We want to give ourselves to something that you can’t stop. That’s the whole picture here.
So, if we’re all making disciples, if we’re all doing this, the reality is, we’re not all going to be able to stay in the seats where we’re at right now. This church is going to be spreading all over the city. It’s what we want. So, what is the goal of your Christian life? What if the goal of your Christian life is not to spend the next 30 years in this building, surrounded by
these programs? What if the goal of your Christian life is to be a part of making disciples and multiplying churches and be a part of a spreading church, less like a pool, more like a river that’s going everywhere?