Tag Archives: 1 Corinthians 3

The Church is God’s Field

I grew up in a small town in Oregon called Silverton. I don’t know if it is totally accurate to refer to Silverton as a “farming community,” but the town is certainly surrounded by farms. No matter what direction you … Continue reading

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The Church is a People Called “A Holy Temple”

What do you think of when you hear the word “temple?” For most people the word probably evokes an image like this: It is very unlikely that the first image that comes to mind when you hear “temple” looks something … Continue reading

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The Church is a Structure

I have always gotten a kick out of Christian bumper stickers. Ever seen this one?  Growing up, my boss was actually a Gentile carpenter. He was also my dad. I grew up in the home of a carpenter. Well, a … Continue reading

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The Preacher as Servant

To review: John Stott’s book The Preacher’s Portrait outlines five distinct roles that the preacher exemplifies, according to the New Testament. These are: 1) A Steward 2) A Herald 3) A Witness 4) A Father 5) A Servant The servant … Continue reading

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The Preacher as Father

As a father to three little girls, the fourth metaphor used to describe the preacher from John Stott’s book The Preacher’s Portrait hits close to home. The preacher is first a steward, second a herald, third a witness, and fourth … Continue reading

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Disciple @ LPC

We’re either making disciples or we’re missing the mark. I believe that in the local church we’re either making disciples of Jesus, or we’re missing the mark. A disciple is simply a “follower” of Jesus. Some people communicate that the … Continue reading

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The Church is a Field

In 1 Corinthians 3:9 Paul tells the Corinthian Christians that they are “God’s field.”  Over the last 6 weeks we’ve been Talkin’ Church at LifePoint on Wednesday nights, and we’ve been examining the biblical metaphors for the church, including the … Continue reading

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