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.
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