Part of God’s plan is for each believer to have their lives sorted out and their minds renewed by the Holy Spirit, and this study shows the importance of being part of a church in order for this to be accomplished in us. Although one must never lose sight of the fact that each of us must grow and mature individually in the Lord, it is also of the greatest importance to realise that such individual growth can only occur properly when experienced corporately. As Beresford puts it, “We must grow individually, but we must grow individually together.” He also deals with a principle which, although quite incontrovertible, tends to get somewhat ignored by Christians today, and it is simply this: One is far more likely to cultivate obedient believers if they are part of an obedient church. Without this second aspect of a church’s number one priority, we are not likely to get very far.