Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The extraordinary local church

The thesis of this little book is that the ordinary local Christian church contains within itself the seeds, or the DNA, of a remade world.  That will seem a very surprising thesis to those who think the local church is a complete irrelevance to the real world; and it will be greeted with ironic smiles by those whose experience of local churches is one of strife and tension.  But I believe it to be true. 
I want to persuade us to commit ourselves wholeheartedly to belonging to, and serving God is in the fellowship of, a local chruch; and that this may prove to be the most significant thing we do with our lives.  I want to convince us that the local church is at the heart of the Bible story, that it is close to the hearts of the purposes of God, and that it is how broken world will be remade. 
 Remaking a Broken World pxi

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