Text Illustrations
Gene A. Getz, in his book, The Measure of a Church, asks the question, "What is the measure of maturity in the church?" And he lists what others believe are the measure of maturity:


1. An active church (involving people in meetings and programs)

2. A giving church (supporting the church and efforts financially)

3. A growing church (new people coming and staying)

4. A soul-winning church (leading unbelievers to faith and baptism)

5. A smooth-running church (efficient and orderly)

6. A missionary-minded church (supports missionaries around the world)

7. A Spirit-filled church (enthusiastic, emotional)

8. A big church (large attendance, with many programs)


God used Paul to give us a different measure for maturity of the church. Paul says that the church is mature when it functions like one body, where Jesus Christ is the Head.


When Esther was a newborn, we could see her eyes wanting to reach for a toy, but her hands and arms were not yet able to cooperate. As she became more mature, her body parts began to do what her "head" ...

Continue reading this sermon illustration (Free with PRO)

Related Text Illustrations

Related Sermons

Browse All Media

Related Media


Church Attendance
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Church Family
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template