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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Christian Vision Project Bible Study
All creation was designed to do one thing, and the church s mission should be no different.
Simon Chan is a member of a Pentecostal fellowship not typically known for formal liturgy, earning an introduction by CHRISTIANITY TODAY as possibly the world s most liturgically-minded Pentecostal, a seemingly self-contradictory description. But as a Pentecostal with an appreciation for traditional forms of liturgy, he brings an interesting perspective to the discussion over what must be learned and unlearned as we carry out God s mission in the world.
In some ways, Chan rejects modern attempts to re-think the church, and to adapt it to contemporary contexts. But, if he s right, his call to ground our thinking about the Church in proper Trinitarian theology could, itself, help us do exactly that: re-think the church.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 22:34 40; John 14; 1 Corinthians 11:17 34; Ephesians 1:3 4, 22 23; Philippians 2:1 18; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Revelation 13:8
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
--Teaching point one: We must understand the true nature of the church.
--Teaching point two: We must understand the true mission of the Trinity.
--Teaching point three: We must appreciate the true nature of liturgy.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
The Mission of the Trinity, interview by Andy Crouch (2007)
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