When we hear people talking about the advancements in the church today lots of times, unfortunately we hear them talking about larger buildings, bigger staff growing our congregation and increasing our plant and our campus. I can’t even stand the phrase “growing the congregation” as good grammar much less being spiritual. Are these things that Jesus would be concerned with. When I read the Gospels I don’t read about him emphasizing such things as these. He makes statements like “love one another”, “draw nigh unto God”, and through the apostle John he makes this statement, “Love not the world neither the things that are in the world…,” Now these things are not the material things that I started out listing at the top of this post. I know that the church is made up of people as individuals and their people are social beings so they do have to have some structure in which to exist as an organization. However I think many times the church today, only thinks about the material things and leaves out the spiritual.