The Church Grows: The Only Righteousness—God's

Having reviewed the great events of the life of Christ, the second half of the Christian year gives us opportunity to focus on Christ's Church. The builders who are called into Christ's service should expect persecution. Just as Jesus was opposed, so will they be. However, they need not fear that opposition. Jesus promises to acknowledge before his Father all those who acknowledge him before mankind. To builders in the Church, God's approval is far more important than the approval of mankind.