You will know how people ought to conduct themselves
in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the
pillar and foundation of the truth.
(1 Timothy 3:15 NIV)
In Ephesus today, the once formidable pillars of Hadrian and Artemis are no more. They are all gone. In fact, the only pillars that still stand are the pillars of truth. Your very presence testifies to the truth that Jesus Christ is died, was buried, got up, and is here right now. We serve a Living Savior. Those are the pillars, and they rest on the foundation. The truth does not rest on the church, but rather the church rests on the truth.