Leaders in the Church

from Nov 30, 2017 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Here’s an excerpt from Leaders in the Church, Derek Thomas’ contribution to the November issue of Tabletalk:

Jesus has only one plan, and He called it “the church.” Having exclusively talked in terms of building a kingdom, He suddenly announced at Caesarea Philippi, “I will build my church” (Matt. 16:18). But what kind of church? And with what structure and organization? These were questions that took time to answer. In the immediate post-Pentecost fledgling church, there appears to have been very little structure, just a community overseen by Apostles and committed to four distinctive features: Apostolic teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and “the prayers” (Acts 2:42).

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