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Regarding the church of Christ at Rowlett:

    In Ephesians 4, Paul records God's divine plan for the Lord's church. If the church accepts and then faithfully executes this plan, the result will be a body of mature Christians. A Christian is a follower, a disciple, a learner of Christ. Each member has an obligation before God to dedicate themselves to grow in the full measure of Christ-likeness and to build up of those in the body so that they too, can come to "the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Eph. 4:13).

    This is the goal toward which the body of Christ ought to be ever striving. As we strive to live the Christian life, it is possible at times to become sidetracked by life's daily struggles. We may, while even being religious, lose our first love (Rev. 2:4).  We might place a greater amount of emphasis on one area of our faith such as the worship assembly, fellowship, or even evangelism (all of which are commanded and are right and good in and of themselves), but these activities are only sustainable when they are motivated by an internal desire to be more like Christ.  It is this Christ-likeness that is to be the goal for every member of this congregation. This is God's measure of success - Christ, His Son is formed in us (Gal. 4:19).  Becoming like Christ does not stop at baptism, or the attendance of worship assemblies, or Bible studies, or the teaching the lost. It continues all the days of our lives as we mature and progress in the Christian faith.  And while there is no room for pew-warmers in the Lord's church, it is God's desire (and therefore our desire) that none of His children be lost, but rather that they mature in and labor in Christ (Gal. 6:1-10; Eph. 4:15-16).

    "Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily" (Col. 1:28-29).  This was Paul's purpose and we are endeavoring to make this our purpose. 

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