Recently, thehighcalling.org/video spoke with theologian, Dale Bruner, about how being a part of a church family, can strengthen us to impact our culture.
If we're going to be really engaged in culture, we need first of all to be engaged with the community of the believers. We can't do it by ourselves, and I think the whole New Testament and Old Testament teach that. We need each other. If a person is really engaged on Sundays in their church and in their class, it will work out all week long. They'll want to be a real Christian. I don't think it's a secret or that's not something I've just come up with. "Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together," says the author of Hebrews. Paul is so big on the body of Christ, the different gifts.
We need the community; we need each other. I really think the hearing of the Gospel and taking it in day by day, that clear simple understanding of Jesus Christ and his finished work and his resurrection will do more to produce good works, and I think the reformation proved that, than all the guns at the head or 20 techniques on being a missional Christian and how to be a successful Christian layperson.
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