The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love

The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love

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When the world speaks of qlove, q it often means unconditional acceptance. Many churches have adopted this mind-set in their practice of membership and discipline-if they have not done away with such structures entirely. qYet God's love and God's gospel are different than what the world expects, q writes Jonathan Leeman. They're centered in his character, which draws a clear boundary between what is holy and what is not. It's this line that the local church should represent in its member practices, because the careful exercise of such authority qis God's means for guarding the gospel, marking off a people, and thereby defining his love for the world.q So how should churches receive and dismiss members? How should Christians view their submission to the church? Are there dangers in such submission? The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love responds with biblical, theological, and practical guidance-from both corporate and individual perspectives. It's a resource that will help pastors and their congregations upend worldly conceptions and recover a biblical understanding and practice of church authority.Are there dangers in such submission? The Church and the Surprising Offense of Goda#39;s Love responds with biblical, theological, and practical guidance-from both corporate and individual perspectives.


Title:The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love
Author: Jonathan Leeman
Publisher:Crossway - 2010-01-08
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