Posted by: richardpowell2013 | January 4, 2014

WHY JESUS NEVER COMMANDED US TO PLANT CHURCHES

Great article on how some of today’s church has lost its purpose.

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Note from the editor: This blog post by J. D. Payne originally appeared here at Verge Network.

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I recently spoke with a church planting leader for a particular denomination.  As we talked over coffee, he inquired about the direction of our church when it comes to church planting.

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My response was to describe our future missionary labors in terms like we read about in Acts 13-14; 16; 20; 1 Thess 1:2-10; and Titus 1:5.

He responded with much surprise as if my thoughts were coming from an unusual source.

Unfortunately, over the years, I have found myself surprising many people during similar conversations.

What does it reveal about our missiology and biblical convictions whenever we think it is strange to advocate that those first century church planting teams have something to teach us?  What does it reveal about our Kingdom stewardship when we view such an advocate as being…

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