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And the salvation of many.

Part 7 of 7 - Away then with this doubt and skepticism in Christ’s blood-bought Church. No obstacle is too great for our God.

The ecclesia (Church) is a participatory community of the followers of Jesus Christ, built upon the proclamation of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom, nurtured under leadership of those called by God, situated in a particular time and place, demonstrating the power of God, for the glory of God and the salvation of many. “The Lord […]

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For the glory of God

Part 6 of 7 - Our desire is to know God and to make Him known. We want it to be said of Him on the day of His return, “He came unto His own and His own heard His voice and came running!”

The ecclesia (Church) is a participatory community of the followers of Jesus Christ, built upon the proclamation of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom, nurtured under leadership of those called by God, situated in a particular time and place, demonstrating the power of God, for the glory of God and the salvation of many. I think […]

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Demonstrating the power of God

Part 5 of 7 - His love and His desire to restore all that has been broken. And God has chosen to demonstrate His supernatural power and love through us, His Church.

In the New Testament we see that Jesus’ ministry was marked by a pattern of proclamation and demonstration. Wherever he went he would first proclaim the good news of redemption. He even began his ministry with the proclamation in Luke 4:16-21 that he had come “to proclaim good news to the poor…to proclaim liberty to […]

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The local gospel community

Part 4 of 7 - Every community of faith is located within a particular time and place. At first, this might seem painfully obvious. However, that community which is truly aware of this fact will be able to perceive and articulate the uniqueness of their location in time and place and seek to live and witness within it in the most effective ways.

The ecclesia (Church) is a participatory community of the followers of Jesus Christ, built upon the proclamation of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom, nurtured under leadership of those called by God, situated in a particular time and place, demonstrating the power of God, for the glory of God and the salvation of many. built upon […]

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The Jesus followers

Part 3 of 7 - Our hope and anchor is not in some vague, subjective conception of a “Higher Power” but specifically in the person of Jesus Christ, the only name under heaven by which man can be saved.

The ecclesia (Church) is a participatory community of the followers of Jesus Christ, built upon the proclamation of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom, nurtured under leadership of those called by God, situated in a particular time and place, demonstrating the power of God, for the glory of God and the salvation of many. What is […]

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A participatory community

Part 2 of 7 - We are many. We are different. But our differences only highlight God’s mercy in saving all kinds of people.

The ecclesia (Church) is a participatory community of the followers of Jesus Christ, built upon the proclamation of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom, nurtured under leadership of those called by God, situated in a particular time and place, demonstrating the power of God, for the glory of God and the salvation of many. Participatory – […]

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What is the church?

Part 1 of 7 - Now let’s get specific and let’s root ourselves securely in the Scriptures. When we say “community,” “church,” “fellowship” or the like, what do we mean?

Now let’s get specific and let’s root ourselves securely in the Scriptures. When we say “community,” “church,” “fellowship” or the like, what do we mean? The ecclesia (Church) is a participatory community of the followers of Jesus Christ, built upon the proclamation of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom, nurtured under leadership of those called by […]

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Devotion & Unity: Church membership in secular culture

...it is a practice through which we connect with each other, anticipating the dynamic, unifying work of the Holy Spirit among us, making from our many parts a single body and, through us, showing to the world what the culture of the Kingdom of God looks like.

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and […]

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