Matthew 25:31-46

Buildings, Bodies and Budgets.  Sometimes disciples mistake these tangible and visible items as what makes for a successful church.  The more we have of each, the more successful we are.  Instead, these are simply means to the real foci – faithfulness and transformation.  Becoming more like Jesus is the goal.  Loving each other and making disciples are our callings.  How do you measure success in your church?

Prayer Thought:  Ask God to help you lay aside human criteria for church success and to integrate God’s criteria more fully.