Every believer the church : the sequel to Every believer a minister / Rex D. Edwards

Main Author: Edwards, R.D., 1934-, Rex D.Language: англійська.Country: СПОЛУЧЕНІ ШТАТИ АМЕРИКИ.Publication: [Silver Spring, MD] : General Conference Ministerial Association, © 2013Description: 126 p.ISBN: 1-57847-094-3; 978-1-57847-094-5.Contents note: Introduction -- 6 Churchless Christianity or Institutional Membership? What is the Biblical View of the Church? -- 8 Religious Spectator or Jesus Omnipresent? What is the Purpose of the Church? -- 19 Mystery or Metaphor? What are the Characteristics of the Church? -- 29 Initiation or Commission? What is the Way into the Church? -- 41 Clericalism or a Priesthood of Believers? Who are the Ministers in the Church? -- 48 Clerical Officer or Functional Enabler? What is the Role of the Pastor in a Priesthood of Believers? -- 57 Servant Leadership or Baptized Secularism? How to Provide Spiritual Leadership in the Church -- 65 Worthship or Subjective Experience? How to Worship in the Church -- 73 Possession or Participation? What is the Biblical Basis of Stewardship in the Church? -- 89 Expulsion or Restoration? The Role of Discipline in the Church -- 98 Rational Absenteeism or Divine Encounter? Who Needs the Church? -- 104 Conclusion -- 114 Endnotes -- 117 Abstract: In today’s world people are into “Jesus” but not "religion" or "church." Many are disillusioned by what they see in church or on television: scandalous reports; the hollow promises of prosperity-gospel preachers; and an obsession with attendance, buildings, and collections. Yet the Christian church—imperfect, proud, and often corrupted—is Christ’s treasured personal belonging. It is a society created by the very death and resurrection of God’s Son. Join Rex Edwards as he unveils a comprehensive model of the church that is both biblically centered and relevant. Find out what is permanent and essential—and what is historically conditioned. Search for answers to questions that matter: What is the church? Does it fulfill any purpose in a broken world? What is the role of the pastor in a priesthood of believers? Who are the ministers of the church? What does authentic worship look like? Does discipline have a place in a healthy church? And do we really need the church at all? Is it possible to be a Christian without joining any church? May this book inspire the church—the body of Christ on earth since the resurrection—to fully live out God’s ideal for His people..Bibliography: Bibliography: 117- 126 p.. Item type: Книги
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Bibliography: 117- 126 p.

Introduction 6

Churchless Christianity or Institutional Membership? What is the Biblical View of the Church? 8

Religious Spectator or Jesus Omnipresent? What is the Purpose of the Church? 19

Mystery or Metaphor? What are the Characteristics of the Church? 29

Initiation or Commission? What is the Way into the Church? 41

Clericalism or a Priesthood of Believers? Who are the Ministers in the Church? 48

Clerical Officer or Functional Enabler? What is the Role of the Pastor in a Priesthood of Believers? 57

Servant Leadership or Baptized Secularism? How to Provide Spiritual Leadership in the Church 65

Worthship or Subjective Experience? How to Worship in the Church 73

Possession or Participation? What is the Biblical Basis of Stewardship in the Church? 89

Expulsion or Restoration? The Role of Discipline in the Church 98

Rational Absenteeism or Divine Encounter? Who Needs the Church? 104

Conclusion 114

Endnotes 117

In today’s world people are into “Jesus” but not "religion" or "church." Many are disillusioned by what they see in church or on television: scandalous reports; the hollow promises of prosperity-gospel preachers; and an obsession with attendance, buildings, and collections. Yet the Christian church—imperfect, proud, and often corrupted—is Christ’s treasured personal belonging. It is a society created by the very death and resurrection of God’s Son. Join Rex Edwards as he unveils a comprehensive model of the church that is both biblically centered and relevant. Find out what is permanent and essential—and what is historically conditioned. Search for answers to questions that matter: What is the church? Does it fulfill any purpose in a broken world? What is the role of the pastor in a priesthood of believers? Who are the ministers of the church? What does authentic worship look like? Does discipline have a place in a healthy church? And do we really need the church at all? Is it possible to be a Christian without joining any church? May this book inspire the church—the body of Christ on earth since the resurrection—to fully live out God’s ideal for His people.

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