... the church, which is his body the fullness of him … Ephesians 1:23 Unity is not what we think it is! And, for that matter, neither is the church. We think that if we have cooperation between the churches we have unity. Or, if we tolerate the differences of the other group we are making great strides. But the unity of the Spirit is so much more than mere cooperation or … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores the nature of the church as a Covenant Community.
The church is not a building, nor an institution, but a divinely constituted community of covenanted people—one body in one faith under one Lord. The covenant, as the constitution of God's government, is also the constitution of the redeemed community. To “Love the Lord and our neighbour as ourselves” is not only the fulfilling of the covenant, but also the 'oneness' for which Jesus prayed that "the world may believe" (Jn 17:21). Hence, to obey the covenant is to put to death our divisions and denominationalism.
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