In this lesson, the spiritual strength of the local church is the primary concern. We are called to be interested and invested in Christ’s church not only for our own growth and strength but for the spiritual growth and strength of the whole congregation. The ability to perform these responsibilities comes only from abiding presence and power of the Holy Spirit Himself. Only recipients of the grace of the gospel can act these out in truth and power. These are selfless, Christlike duties that each of us are called to exercise for Christ’s glory and the joy of Christ’s church.