This message looks at the Greek word ekklesia translated church in most English translations of the Bible. The message explains how the term was understood at the time the New Testament was written & encourages us to rethink church in light of such understanding. Church is a gathering of people called out for the good of the community they find themselves in!
In this introductory message we ask the question: What is Jesus building in the Rep of Ireland today? In 1 Chronicles 12:32 it says of the men of the tribe of Issachar, that they were "men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do." We could become experts in understanding the time & context of the NT (which is important). However unless we also understand the time & context of Ireland today we may miss what Jesus is building in our generation that is desperately longing for a fresh expression of Church.
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