Way, way back in the year 1998, I delivered one of my first conference messages. The subject was the developmental stages of an authentic church. The message : “A City Whose Builder and Maker is God.”
“For he [Abraham] looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” (Hebrews 11:10)
In that talk, I traced the five steps of King David as he built the city of Jerusalem. Those five steps serve as a stirring and insightful shadow of how God builds His church today in a particular locale.