January 2, 2006
Christ loved the church, we read in Ephesians 5. We read in Acts 20 that God gave His own blood for the church. He founded it (Matt. 16). He identifies with it (Acts 9). In the end of the Bible, we even see that He presents the church as His own bride (Rev. 20). It is good and right–if we love the Lord Jesus–to love His bride. This blog is a conversation between four friends (and maybe some more) who have been called, in various ways, to serve the Lord by serving His bride. We hope that it’s an encouragement to you in your own life and calling.
This is also what the conference in April is about. We understand that God builds His church through His Word. Each one of us in this conversation has experienced God’s powerful Spirit through His preached Word. We are excited to think more about this together, and to do that along with John MacArthur, John Piper, R C Sproul and other pastors and church leaders who are able to make it to Louisville in April. I’m looking forward to it. Maybe in a later post, I’ll talk about how this all got started.