Wednesday, October 19, 2011
In Exodus 19 God told the nation of Israel that they were to be a kingdom of priests...they were to tell the world about the one true living God. But rather than reaching the world, they became proud, self-righteous and exclusive. They put on their Pharisaical robes and called everyone else a Gentile dog. They are an example of what the church must not do.
One day, Jesus told his followers..."Go and make disciples of all nations.” (Matt 28:19)
This is when Jesus gave the Church the ball and said...”What are you gonna do with it?”
The Church began as a movement to share the message of Jesus with the world.
excerpt from "CHURCH: the big idea"--free downloads at pathwayonline.org