"The church isn't just some happenstance gathering of redeemed people who come together on their own. The building, the house of God is orderly, sophisticated, purposeful, divinely designed by the grand architect God Himself. And all of that united by one Lord, one faith, and one baptism." - Pastor Jeff Cranston
Hello Kitchen Table Theology Family! We’re your hosts, Jen Denton, and Pastor Jeff Cranston. This is our fifth episode in a new series on the Church. The Doctrine of the Church is also known as the doctrine of Ecclesiology. Previously, we discussed how the church is like a flock, fellowship, body, bride, and family. Today we tackle how the church is the House of God.
[00:29] The Church Is Local and Universal
[06:38] The Church Is The House of God
[13:04] The Church is Made of Livingstones
[16:27] So What?
“The church is called God's house because it is also in a sense God's habitation because He resides in His people.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston
"These living stones are God's people who have or are undergoing God's chipping away. Sometimes it's discipline, sometimes it's just God fashioning us more and more into the image of Christ." - Pastor Jeff Cranston
"We think about that Livingstone nature; All of us, with all of our chips and things that we don't think are perfect, He makes perfect in His own time for that purpose." - Jen Denton
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