The Household of God

It is surely a fact of inexhaustible significance that what our Lord left behind Him was not a book of thought, nor a rule of life, but a visible community… He committed the entire work of salvation to that community. It was not that a community gathered round an idea, so that the idea was primary and the community secondary. It was that a community called together by the deliberate choice of the Lord Himself, and re-created in Him, gradually sought–and is seeking–to make explicit who He is and what He has done.
— Lesslie Newbigin

1 Timothy 3:14-16

Sunday, July 10, 2016