I’v mentioned many times before that it is the local church’s responsibility to model on earth what is true of the invisible church in heaven. We are the present, temporary, and visible statement of the heavenly, eternal, and invisible body of Christ that transcends time and space.
I mentioned this once again this past Sunday as we studied the end of the book of Titus; as a local church we are an ordered, visible expression of that invisible body. It’s why Paul instructed Titus to put things in order, and it’s why he implemented further order to his church planting team mentioned in Titus 3:12-15.
Here is an article from a publication that I enjoy reading that says the same thing, and I’ve included it here for your edification.