Now, do all of these things make this a perfect congregation? No, of course not! None of us are perfect and that means there will always be room to grow, room to improve and even get better at what we do or how we do it. But, brethren, I hope and pray that the goal of this congregation is exactly that of the Apostle Paul as said in Philippians 3:12-14 where he stated where he stood, “Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do; forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Brethren, I believe with all my heart that this congregation will do exactly what Paul did here.
I love you all, may God bless you richly