Sermons on The Nature of the Church
Christ did not simply die for an unworthy woman or for a reluctant woman, but for a woman who found him repulsive.
The truth that there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, is a truth for inside the church and outside the church.
Even if we don't have the same heart for a particular issue facing us, let us have the same heart for each other.
If we say we are useless, we not only say no to the idea of the body, but worse, we say no to God. We don't trust him.
Gifts are for the glory of God and the good of the church.
Why doesn't God give everyone the same faith and gifts?
Love abounding in knowledge and discernment is what builds Christ's body.
The aim of your ministry as a Christian is to build up the body as a whole.
Jesus is the point in redemptive history where the true Israel becomes the church of Christ and the church emerges as the true Israel.
No matter what the issue is, it exists for Christ, or for nothing. Because CHRIST IS ALL.
There are at least seven qualifications if a group wants to be a church in the NT sense.
Our true individuality is found only in relationship to the body of Christ.
Christianity has to do with everything your body has to do with—food and sex and sleep and talking and playing and working.
The church is the cosmic showcase of God's mercy, but he gets cosmic reproach when we fail to receive his mercy with joy.
God means to fill the universe with the glory of his Son by putting the church on display as the embodiment of his Son.