Quote of the Day

As I said I would do, here's another quote from chapter two of Scott Boren's upcoming book, MissioRelate:

"... the Kingdom of God comes through a group of people who are willing to embody the good news and manifest that good news in the everyday life of local neighborhoods."

(This book will be released in late January or early February of 2011.)

1 comment:

danpanther said...

Read something similar in an old book.
Bishop Lesslie Newbiggin (1909-1998) wrote in his book "The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society" (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1989), pg 227.

“I have come to feel that the primary reality of which we have to take account in seeking for a Christian impact on public life is the Christian congregation. How is it possible that the gospel should be credible, that people should come to believe that the power which has the last word in human affairs is represented by a man hanging on a cross?
I am suggesting that the only answer, the only hermeneutic of the gospel, is a congregation of men and women who believe it and live by it. I am, of course, not denying the importance of the many activities by which we seek to challenge public life with the gospel– evangelistic campaigns, distribution of Bibles and Christian literature, conferences, and even books such as this one. But I am saying that these are all secondary, and that they have power to accomplish their purpose only as they are rooted in and lead back to a believing community.”