Wednesday, 24 June 2009

J.I. Packer on the church

“The acid test of the church’s state is what happens in the local congregation. Each congregation is a visible outcrop of the one church universal, called to serve God and men in humility while living in prospect of glory. Spirit-filled for worship and witness, active in love and care for insiders and outsiders alike, self-supporting and self-propagating, each congregation is to be a spearhead of divine counterattack for the recapture of a rebel world."

Above quote taken from Affirming the Apostles' Creed, the chapter on The Holy Catholic Church.

Packer then asks: How is your congregation getting on?


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