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THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chart Kingdom and Church Emphasis

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I've been wondering for awhile if I've placed too much emphasis on church.

From the Gospels we see Jesus was focused on His good news message of the kingdom of God.

The emphasis shifts with the other books in the New Testament to a greater emphasis on Christ's church.

Yet, across the whole New Testament the term kingdom beats the term church by around 154 to 116.

I think there is overlap between the two terms. I believe church is people of God, and whenever they get together. Those part of Christ's kingdom are part of Christ's church.

Maybe there would be less distinction if the meaning of church lines up with what we see in the New Testament.

What do you think?

How focused should we be on kingdom work and on church work?

Is there a difference?

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