Monday, June 30, 2008

Love the Church

Preparing my Forum Seminar on 'Love the Church' I've been re-reading Josh Harris and Terry Virgo on church. Tasty stuff.

I want to exalt the church because [she] is exalted in Scripture. [She] is the bride of Christ: a reflection of the glory and the beauty of the love within the Trinity...

Church is clearly important to Jesus.
'Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her'.
Virgo, p94 & p13.

Virgo's book btw, going for £2.99 at the newfrontiers website...


  1. Was the Harris book you read, "Stop Dating the Church"? I didn't quite know what to make of that book. Generally I've found Harris to be v helpful, but I guess I was struggling as a charismatic, to read a book on the church that doesn't really mention the Holy Spirit at all as the manifest Presence of God (in the context of Ephesians 2:20).

  2. Yeh, it's not as strong on that as Virgos. I think it's big strength is the material on committing to a church.