I dream of a church

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I dream of a church

  1. 1. “I have a Dream...” Martin Luther King Saturday 27 November 2010
  2. 2. “I have a dream of a church” Saturday 27 November 2010
  3. 3. Acts 11:19-30 13:1-3 Saturday 27 November 2010
  4. 4. What church do you dream of? What sort of church do you want to belong to? Saturday 27 November 2010
  5. 5. This presentation was inspired by an original idea of Barney Coombs from Salt and Light Ministries Saturday 27 November 2010
  6. 6. 1. Where Christ is central Php 1:21, 3:7-11, Matt 16:16, Col 1:18 Saturday 27 November 2010
  7. 7. 2. Where people don’t go to church but live in the revelation that they are the church, wherever they live and work 1 Cor 12:27 Saturday 27 November 2010
  8. 8. 3. Where signs and wonders are done in the marketplace rather than in the church Acts 5:15, 19:11-12 Saturday 27 November 2010
  9. 9. 4. Which is strong in the Lord and spiritual warfare Jn 15:5, Php 4:13, Eph 6:10-12 Saturday 27 November 2010
  10. 10. 5. Which is washed clean from religious bondage and spiritual heresy Matt 23:3-7, 15, 23-25 Saturday 27 November 2010
  11. 11. 6. Where salvation is free but to follow Jesus costs everything Lk 14:26, Matt 19:23, Lk 9:23 Saturday 27 November 2010
  12. 12. “The old cross is a symbol of death. It stands for the abrupt, violent end of a human being. In Roman times, the man who took up his cross and started down the read was not coming back. He was not going out to have his life re- directed. He was going out to have it ended.” A.W. Tozer Saturday 27 November 2010
  13. 13. 7. Which is vibrant and extravagant in praise and worship Ps 100:1-5, Col. 3:17 Saturday 27 November 2010
  14. 14. 8. Where each part is working properly with ligaments of sacrificial love 1 Cor 12:12-31, Gal 6:2, Rom 15:1, 2 Saturday 27 November 2010
  15. 15. 9. Where backbiting and gossip are regarded as wicked crimes Matt 12:36, Luke 12:3, James 3:6, Eph. 4:29, Col. 3:7,8 Saturday 27 November 2010
  16. 16. 10. Where leadership is vulnerable to one another Matt 26:38ff Saturday 27 November 2010
  17. 17. 11. Where the eldership is male but the ministry is male and female Acts 2:17,18; Gal 3:28 Saturday 27 November 2010
  18. 18. 12. Which is strongly theological and where the saints are taught the full counsel of God Are you Pentecostal, Baptist, charismatic or, a disciple of Jesus Christ? Matt 22:29, 2 Tim 3:5, Jn 8:31-32 Saturday 27 November 2010
  19. 19. “[Evangelicals and Emergents] both accuse the Western church of being shallow, ahistorical and more focussed on pragmatic issues than real transformation and cultural renewal... Saturday 27 November 2010
  20. 20. Both sides are calling on the church to recover its heritage - the breadth and depth of Christian theology, worship and practice - and to be informed by a missional ministry...all to the glory of God” Jim Belcher, Deep Church (p.13) Saturday 27 November 2010
  21. 21. 14. Which is neither afraid nor ashamed to confront society with God’s viewpoint about its own ungodliness Matthew 5:13-16 Saturday 27 November 2010
  22. 22. 15. Where the leaders are more dangerous than conservative Taking RISKS Acts 10, Acts 13 Saturday 27 November 2010
  23. 23. 15. Where the leaders are more dangerous than conservative Taking RISKS Acts 10, Acts 13 Saturday 27 November 2010
  24. 24. 16. Which has the nation and the nations at its heart Matt 24:14, 28:19, Psalm 2:8, Rev 7:9 Saturday 27 November 2010
  25. 25. 17. Which is letting its light shine in such a way that kings will come to its brightness Isaiah 60:1-3 Saturday 27 November 2010

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