I received another one of those package deals that promise to help grow the church. Just a few easy tips for growth in the middle of a pandemic and political chaos, social distancing and scaring folks to death. The Holy Spirit grows the church and gives the opportunities for that to happen. Anywhere here is the word from Dr. Wunderlich again.
The Spirit of God regenerates, dwells in, and sanctifies the believers, but He also unites them by an indissoluble bond into one body (1 Cor. 12: 13 ), the holy Christian Church. The distinguish-ing characteristics of this unity in the Spirit are one Lord -Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; one faith, one Baptism, one body, one hope (Eph.4: 4-6) For the welfare of that unity the Spirit bestows the necessary gifts (1 Cor. 12: 11 ), those which are general and per-manent as well as those which are extraordinary and temporary. For the benediction on this unity the Spirit adds His fellowship with the accompanying Christian graces: love, liberality, humility, Christ-mindedness (Phil. 2: If.). For the continuance of that unity the Spirit establishes and guides the ministry of the church (John 16:13; Acts 13:2; 20:28), instructs its membership (Rev.2:3). and provides for expansion and growth (Acts 9: 31 ) .