Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Privileges of state rejected

The Church is not a building but a people.
The Church is not a denomination but God’s kingdom people. One of the biggest mistakes we make is to equate God’s kingdom with a particular denomination.
Church-growth is not brought about by Church power.
The trappings and privileges of state imperium are fundamentally rejected by the king whose kingdom is not of this world. He didn’t sit on a throne but crawled on hands and knees to wash disciples’ feet; he wasn’t crowned at some international state occasion but on a cross.
Building ‘Churches’ is not Church Planting.

From "oh the ironies! Darwin, Freud, Marx in church refurbs - but church planting is still key" on Quaerentia by Mark Meynell

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