As in former times, much is heard in religious circles these days of the great task of bringing in the kingdom that lies before the church. Such energy is misdirected and were better utilized along lines consonant with the eternal purposes of God in Christ Jesus for this present age. Others are laboring in the church to make the world a better place in which to live, to mitigate as far as possible the line of cleavage and separation between the church and the world. The result is a satanic social gospel and a situation in which the church is found to be in the world and the world in the church.
In spite of what some “success preachers” say, God’s goal for our lives is not money but maturity, not happiness but holiness, not getting but giving. God is at work making people more like His Son, and that’s what Christian service is all about. Your purpose in serving isn’t to build the biggest church or Sunday school class, the greatest choir, or the most efficient band of ushers. Your purpose is to build people of Christian character whom God can bless and use to build others. You can use all kinds of gimmicks and techniques to gather a crowd or build an organization, but that’s not the same as building His church.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4 (NASB)
 Charles L. Feinberg, Millennialism, The Two Major Views (BMH Books, 2012) p. 29
 Warren W. Wiersbe, On Being A Servant Of God (Baker Books, 1999) p.45-46