In Ephesians 4:3 we read “…endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
If our families and churches please the Holy Spirit by abiding and growing together, He transforms us into the statuesque image of the glorious Son of God through whom the greatest works are accomplished. These miracles are done only by faith that is grown into together.
Ten verses later we find, “…till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…”
Our personal development cannot be separated from our corporate life. If I want a more robust faith to accomlish greater things, I will do my part to build the body of Christ.