A plethora of images and concepts exist when one tries to define 'the church'. In considering the nature of the church it is helpful to have a foundation upon which to start - a foundation that has been agreed upon by all believers as a starting point. So here it is: The church is 'one, holy, catholic and apostolic' in nature. That was the conclusion of those gathered at early Church Councils at Constantinople, Ephesus and Chalcedon (4th and 5th Centuries) and that has been pretty much unanimously accepted by the church ever since.
I'm going to pull a change out of the hat this weekend. I'll explain the reason for the change during the services. Tonight and tomorrow we're going to consider Ecclesiology - the Study of the Church. If you'd like to read ahead, consider Acts 2:42-47.
Mike has a gentle worship music set including tunes by Aaron Shust, Chris Tomlin and a handful of cherished hymns planned, one that I expect will be a real blessing. Come, planning to commune with the Lord and one another.
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