Here are my favorite quotes from an upcoming book, Love Your Church by Tony Merida, published by The Good Book Company scheduled for release on June 1. If you want to support the author, you can pre-order by following this link.
“Belonging to a church means investing your life in a gospel-centered community of believers who joyfully serve one another and advance Jesus’ mission together.”
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Sweet day to all! I hope you’re having a great day as you dive in this brand new collection of quotes! This time we are featuring the book by Sam Allberry titled “Why Bother with Church?” And if you got stoked with these quotes, please get the book at your nearest Christian bookstore or on Amazon.
“At the foot of Sinai, the people of God were “churching” together. And churching here means more than just hanging out over a latte and catching up on the weekend sports results. This gathering was marked by being in the presence of God, receiving his words of promise and direction, and being constituted as his people. The weekly gathering of Christians that the New Testament describes as church is something of a re-enactment of this moment.”
“Just as the US embassy in London is considered a part of US sovereign territory overseas in a foreign land, so the local church is a small part of heavenly territory in this world.”
“The church is God’s family. It is not those who have signed up to a human institution, or who find themselves in natural sympathy with Christian ethics and church life. It is those who have been brought into God’s family through the reconciling work of his Son.”
“The way in which the church depends on the truth is obvious: it is the truth of God’s word that brings the church into existence and shapes all that she is to be.”
“The church is the earthly outlet for God’s truth, the embassy that represents him. Christians are this individually too, of course. But it is through the church being church, rather than primarily through individual believers each separately doing their bit, that the truth is upheld and commended to a watching world.”
“For a region to be without a church means that it does not have the access it needs to the truth of God’s goodness and love. Lacking a church is not equivalent to lacking a decent supermarket or movie theatre; it is like lacking a hospital or a source of water. It is an utter necessity.”
“If you want to understand how committed Jesus is to the church, here’s your answer. He doesn’t just create it and let it be. He marries it. He is not just our almighty King; he is also our perfect Husband.”