What is a Church?

June 30, 2015

I ran across this D. A. Carson quote about what a church is:

Local churches should see themselves as outcroppings of heaven, analogies of “the Jerusalem that is above,” indeed colonies of the new Jerusalem, providing on earth a corporate and visible expression of “the glorious freedom of the children of God.”

I like that … “outcroppings of heaven,” and “colonies of the new Jerusalem.” When we gather with God’s people we are entering heaven.  We meet God present in his Spirit; we gather with His people; He speaks to us through His Word. I’m looking forward to a little bit of heaven this Sunday!


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