The Message of the Church

Yesterday I posted about the message of Jesus based upon a post at Reimagining Church. Christicrux suggested looking at any side to the question: What is the message of the church? Is it the same as the message of Jesus or is it somehow different?

Here is how my mind tries to grasp it:

Message same: Like Jesus, we share the good news of restoration of humanity through the forgiveness of sin.

Message different: Yet there is a quality that we don’t bring to the table. We point to Jesus; we are not Jesus. Jesus is our redemption.

Message same: Yet we participate in the work of Jesus. We are the body of Jesus and we are called to continue in His work.

Message different: Yet any work is that we do is only accomplished in Jesus. It is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that we are able to participate in the life and ministry of Christ.


~ by Dale on December 9, 2008.

One Response to “The Message of the Church”

  1. Hmmm. Interesting.
    You say “We point to Jesus; we are not Jesus.”
    Does Jesus see it that way?
    Jesus did not accuse Saul of persecuting his followers, his disciples, those faithful to him.
    When Saul was persecuting the Church, the Christians, the followers of The Way, Jesus said to him “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting” (Acts 9:5).

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