The Church is the Gospel Made Visible (Session I)
What kind of gospel is your local church making visible? God ought to be displayed in the local church through the church’s focus on holiness, God’s love and His authority. The congregation ought to display the gospel through remembering that each individual is an image bearer, each human being is fallen, and each person has the ability to confess and forgive sin. The biggest picture for the world to see proof of the gospel is the church.
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Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Mark holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Mark has authored several books and articles, most recently, Compelling Community, Baptist Foundations, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, What is a Healthy Church?, and Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill. They have two adult children.