If you missed this morning’s webinar, here is the recording.
Thanks Matt for today. I’d love a forum to discuss in what ways we can as a collective demonstrate Gods holy name to the ‘nations’. I feel like the media has promoted so much that has profaned Gods name (eg. abuse in the church) and we should be promoting His glory in positive ways. Of course we do that as individuals in whatever context we are in each day but I think collectively we could also have a voice. For example do we have a focus for the year as a church, presbytery, denomination or With TGC eg. raising awareness about slavery/trafficking, supporting refugees, celebrating being women, celebrating being men… and a thousand other options. Thoughts?
We, the church, together as the family of God, have received both an evangel and an ethic. The challenge facing God’s people today is not primarily the challenge of “just preaching the gospel” but of preaching the gospel while living the ethic. We have further need of not distancing ourselves from the church, even unintentionally, lest we further weaken its ethical witness.
There’s a clear biblical priority—“the gospel is of first importance” (1 Cor. 15:1). But it’s not of sole importance. The commands of God governing his church’s lived agenda are critical as well. Without them, we may just falsify the gospel we want so badly to preach. Failing to recognize that such a falsification has and does happen is one major problem in the current debate. We should aim to correct it wherever it exists so that with integrity we may give the whole counsel of God to the whole people of God (Acts 20:26-27) so they may bear witness to God’s whole world.(from THABITI ANYABWILE article https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/thabiti-anyabwile/an-evangel-and-an-ethic/ )
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The Pursuit of Biblical Justice
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