Church as family growing in Faith Hope Love

Russell Minick Crown Heart World

Where is “church” on the CrownHeartWorld sketch? The sketch shows God/Man/Creation arranged in 5 columns. Those columns depicted: Creator’s ideal – where we get our sense of “ought” Creation’s deal – where we experience that the “ought” is not Creator’s redemption – God’s pursuit and rescue of us and our world Creation’s transformation – God’s ideal rekindled through his people Creator’s completion of the ideal – God, humanity and creation in shalom The 4th column represents people in this story who have trusted God revealed in Jesus as the explanation for …

Colossians as a guide to what makes a good church

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What is church? What is the goal of church? What should church NOT be about? What should church be about helping us do? What makes a church a good one? What can I be doing to help make my church a good one? What is church?  Colossians 1:2  brothers and sisters = a family whose common relative is the Messiah of God What is the goal of church? 1:9-10 (… 1:13) and restated in verse 28. The goal of church is to be increasingly wise in relating to God and …