The Church

Did you know you are invited to be a part of God's family on Earth?
Did you know you are invited to be a part of God’s family on Earth?

The church is God’s family on Earth, serving, celebrating, studying and worshiping together. Looking to Jesus as its leader and Redeemer, the church is called to take the good news of salvation to all.

The church is the community of believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. In continuity with the people of God in Old Testament times, we are called out from the world; and we join together for worship, for fellowship, for instruction in the Word, for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, for service to humanity, and for the worldwide proclamation of the gospel. The church derives its authority from Christ, who is the incarnate Word revealed in the Scriptures. The church is God’s family; adopted by Him as children, its members live on the basis of the new covenant. The church is the body of Christ, a community of faith of which Christ Himself is the Head. The church is the bride for whom Christ died that He might sanctify and cleanse her. At His return in triumph, He will present her to Himself a glorious church, the faithful of all the ages, the purchase of His blood, not having spot or wrinkle, but holy and without blemish. (Gen. 12:1-3; Exod. 19:3-7; Matt. 16:13-20; 18:18; 28:19, 20; Acts 2:38-42; 7:38; 1 Cor. 1:2; Eph. 1:22, 23; 2:19-22; 3:8-11; 5:23-27; Col. 1:17, 18; 1 Peter 2:9.)

Christianity and the Church in the twenty-first century

Some time ago, I was asked to be the guest speaker at the annual gathering of a local chapter of a n…

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Church Anyone?

Why busy moderns (and postmoderns) still need the church

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Why bother with church?

Of course, I believe in Jesus,” Tom said. He shrugged. “I just don’t see the need…

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The Bad News . . . and Good News

“I have bad news,” the ER doctor said. I almost thought he was kidding. OK, so you have good news an…

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