Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What is the Church for?

The church is there to create the space in which people can find that they have been found by God.

But, we need to flesh this out a little.

The message of the Bible can be summarised as follows:

If you want to know what God looks like, look at Jesus. If you want to know what Jesus looks like, read the Gospels and look at the church. Which is a scary thought.

These quotes are from Bishop Nick Baines blog. I commend his blog for its insight and willingness to address controversial topics. But I do the usual trick of the pompous writer. I publish his quote because I agree with it. Utterly.

Now. Is our church worth looking at? If people look, will they see Jesus?

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