The first part of Christ’s plan for His church is that He distributes spiritual gifts to each true believer. Each believer is called to exercise that gift in a local church.
Believers must faithfully use their spiritual gifts for the edification of other brothers and sisters in Christ. In doing so, Christ is honored and God is glorified.
Christ’s plan for the church consists of unity amongst brothers and sisters who walk in the truth and conduct themselves according to Scripture.
Christ has called the leaders of the local church to equip the members of the church in order to serve the entire body of Christ.
Christ’s goal for His church is that they would be unified in the fundamental doctrines of the faith.
Christ desires that the people of His church become more and more like Him.
The New Testament makes it clear that when people come to faith in Christ they now become spiritual newborns. In other words, they are spiritual infants that must continue to grow.
New believers are susceptible to being carried away by false doctrine so the church must be on guard against any error entering the church.
Christ declares that the means by which His church grows is the truth of the Word of God.
God has gifted certain men in the local church to teach and train their congregations from the truth of God’s Word.
The apostle Paul clearly states that the Lord Jesus Christ is the head of His church.
Christians must be committed to the local church. Christ designed the church to function the best when its members are fully committed.