Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Will The 21st Century Church Comprehend - 8/4/2009

Today's Mental Image:
The 20th Century Church
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Through Him the 20th century church was made;
without Him nothing in the church was made that has been made.
In Him was life, and that life was the light of church
The light shone in the darkness in the church,
but the church did not comprehend it.
Will the 21st Century Church Comprehend ?
He was in the 20th century church,
but though the church was made through him,
the church did not recognize him.
Will the 21st Century Church Recognize Him ?

He came to that which was his own,
but his own church did not receive him.
Will the 21st Century Church Receive Him ?
Yet to the churches who receive His coming
to those who believe in His living name,
He gives the right to become the Church of God -
churches born not of natural descent,
nor of human decision or the members' will,
but churches born of God.
created by Wayne Anson
Every century, every generation
the church must be reborn of the Spirit
and the water.
Just as the spiritual birth of past family members
does not make the new member a Christian,
the spiritual life of the past church
does not equate
alive church
like people must
be contnually
being made

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