Sometimes we think it is our job (those in ministry) to grow the church ... our job is to help in the process but ultimately God grows ... and I'm reminded of this by:
I. God's Church will still stand and grow - with or without us. God can use us if we allow Him.
II. Church can grow despite of sinfulness ... (Example of Ananias)
III. Church will grow despite disagreements (Paul and Barnabas)
We need to be the Church. Some plant, some water, God gives the increase. The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few ...Who is with me? Let's be the church. God's Bride. Let's get to work.