Measuring a church’s progress can be controversial. What metrics should we use? Derek Prime addresses this question by pointing to the book of Acts, where Luke always gauges the health and growth of the church by the spread of God’s Word. The Word is the means by which we test every expression of Christianity and every Gospel proclamation. Because the Scriptures lead us to Christ, give rise to the body, and facilitate our sanctification, they must take priority.
18For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
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