"Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase." (1 Corinthians 3:5-7, NKJV)
We believe that Jesus is doing one thing today: building His church. It is God who is doing the work, and He will not fail. As believers and followers of Christ, we have the privilege of being a part of the building, and we also have the privilege of laboring in the building according to the grace and direction of God. Both are awesome privileges with a corresponding responsibility. The building that is taking place now is for eternity, and it is glorious to behold. Paul says that even the angels look on and marvel at the wisdom of God.
How is God building the church? Is it not by His Spirit? We believe that it is; yet the Holy Spirit has come to indwell men. So we can say that God's method is men filled with the Holy Spirit. This leaves God fully in charge and us fully involved. It is a marvelous union, made possible by the work of Jesus Christ in redemption. This union has no equal known to man. We believe that the key to seeing and entering into all that God is doing is to have an abiding relationship with Jesus by the Spirit. If we abide in Him and He in us, we will bear fruit for the glory of God.
Over the years, God has brought men our way who clearly saw God's plan in the church. These men gave themselves to what they saw. Some have passed on to their reward, and some are still with us, but the message they proclaimed is timeless. We believe that the truths these men saw and labored to share can continue to benefit others who are hungry for reality in Christ Jesus. Our purpose is to make their written and spoken messages known and available to brothers and sisters around the world, to help plant and water the church of Jesus Christ. In doing this, we are deeply conscious that only God can bring the increase.
The resources we offer are free of charge to those who can use them. May God encourage each one as we press on toward the mark of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.