The Growth of the Church
A Sermon on Ephesians 2:20-22
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. (ESV)
When does the preparation of the Church (i.e. The individual Christian) take place? the preparation is done in secret; to become Christians we are subjected to a power and s force that is beyond our understanding; this must happen to us before we can become a part of the Church; there is to be no noise during the building process.