The Spirit summarized the intent of the assembly: "Let all things be done unto edifying" (1 Cor. 14:26). Everything is to contribute to the strengthening of the believer in Christ. Our people must leave the assembly with an acute awareness of the provision and sufficiency of their God. Blessing must loom larger than circumstance, and "the world to come" become more dominant than "this present evil world."

A resolution to be with the Lord forever--at all cost--must grip the heart. If these things do not occur, we have met in vain. But if they do occur--and by God's grace they can--we will profit in this world and the one to come. Our assemblies must assist in orienting us for the world to come. If they do not do this, they will be a hinderance to that appointed objective.

Work together for the glory of God and the edification of one another. Appoint leaders and teachers that will contribute to this aspiration. God will bless your efforts if you have the same goals He has revealed in His Word and through His Son.