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September 24, 2018 • Christian News

Refreshing Article in My Local News Paper

I was caught off guard when I saw an article in the Greeley Tribune about what it means to be a church.

It was simple. But, what I enjoyed about it was that it was published by a local paper, here in growing Greeley. This is a growing city and there is some secularizing going on around here.

There are many strong churches, though, and the Christian culture has fairly well stayed well connected throughout the town.

Here is part of the article, and you can find the link to the full thing below.

What is the church? Some might reference a physical address, 100 Azusa Street. Some might associate it with a name, Greeley Community Bible Church.

Others might scratch their head, as they pan through generations of Christendom gone by, trying to trace the mystery of how this visible-invisible entity has kept alive, through heresies, false teachers, splits and backsliding.

As we face the social media-technological age with a bit of consternation, we know relationships are changing. So, why should we gather as the church? …

First Paragraph from Tribune Article

When we enter the church without walls or labels, it’s a commitment to: “let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to gather,” (Heb 10:23-25). Though our salvation impacts us individually, it’s a collective salvation, a people set apart, clearly marked and peculiar to the world’s standards, ready to endure persecution and fight heresies together. “Lord, in your mercy, join us in the gathering.”

Last Paragraph from Tribune Article

— Tracey D. Lawrence is an adjunct faculty for biblical studies at Colorado Christian University.

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