Another emphasis Paul made in his ministry was teaching the church to building up one another. This is essential to the proper functioning of the Body of Christ. Twelve times in Paul’s letters, he exhorts the church to build up one another. One example is: “So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.” (1 Corinthians 14:12). There is no better investment you can make in others than to build them up with God’s Word, prayer and spending time encouraging them; as Paul said, “we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith” (2 Corinthians 1:24).