Will we be the church today?

The signature of Jesus, the Cross, is the ultimate expression of God’s love for the world. The church is the church of the crucified, risen Christ only when it is stamped with his signature; only when it faces outward and moves with him along the way of the Cross. Turned inward upon itself in bickering and theological hairsplitting, the church loses its identity and its mission.

~ Excerpted from The Signature of Jesus by Brennan Manning

Being the church, the bride of Christ, is much more than simply gathering once or twice a week with fellow disciples. Church is walking with Jesus through an ordinary day, an ordinary week, to extend the grace and truth of the gospel to those we encounter.

Will we be the church today?

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© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2012. All rights reserved.

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Filed under Church, influence with the world, involvement with the church, Loving others

6 responses to “Will we be the church today?

  1. Suzanne

    Rick, I really, really am trying to do this more each day.

  2. A great description of church 🙂

  3. Amen good friend… that really is the question we must all ask of ourselves. “Will we be the Church today?” The truth is, it is not a matter of will the church be… it’s simply answering your question. The gates of hell will not prevail against the Church… but we have the option of being members of any earthly made institution. The promise only includes THE CHURCH. Will we be His body? …that means He determines our steps, for He (Jesus) is the head!

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