Michael Spencer: Is a Passion for the Church the Same as a Passion for the Kingdom?

Today I wish to direct your attention to a post by Michael Spencer from a few years back entitled “Is a Passion for the Church the Same as a Passion for the Kingdom?”.

Spencer’s jumping-off point is a post from respected blogger Roy Ortlund which argues that if you care about the kingdom of God, you should express that by investing in your local church.  Spencer pushes back on several points, arguing that passion for the kingdom and passion for the local church are not mutually exclusive but that passion for the kingdom serves as a larger framework within which to evaluate the local church and to recognize when the local church is going wrong.  The local church does have a place in God’s economy, but it is subordinate to the ultimate claims of Christ and the call of his disciples to seek first the kingdom of God.

Read:  Is a Passion for the Church the Same as a Passion for the Kingdom? by Michael Spencer

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