In Matthew 16 Jesus proclaims that He will build His church. In John 15 Jesus is called “the true vine” and we His people are the branches, and for vines to be fruitful they need pruning. In Revelation chapters 2 and 3 we encounter the 7 letters to the 7 churches and we see Jesus the master builder and chief gardener at work building His church and pruning his people so that they will overcome the challenges that life this side of the new creation brings. Jesus is present with His church, He knows His church, He is growing His church, He is sustaining His church, because He loves His church and wants to see her grow and flourish.
After all, He gave His life for the church. We can know that we are not alone, we are not forgotten, we are loved, and we will conquer, all because Jesus is building His church.
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