The Church that I see is a Church of influence. A Church so large in size that the city and surrounding counties cannot ignore it. A Church growing so quickly that buildings struggle to contain the increase.I see a Church whose heartfelt praise and worship touches Heaven and changes earth; worship which influences the praises of people throughout the land, exalting Christ with powerful songs of faith and hope. I see a Church whose altars are constantly filled with repentant sinners responding to Christ’s call to salvation. Yes… I see a church of love, prayer, and grace. I love this church.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him].
– 1 John 4:7
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
– Philippians 4:6
May grace (God’s favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
– 2 Peter 1:2