Spirit-gifted believers living out their lives in the world both collectively and individually bear witness to the redemptive reign of God in Christ as they exercise the gifts of the Spirit and live out of their new nature in expressing the fruit of the Spirit. They become a demonstration to the watching world that God intends that all of life might flourish, and they become God's agents in the world through the leading of the Spirit to help cultivate this reality (45).
Friday, March 14, 2008
The Church's Role in God's Mission
Here's another quote from Craig Van Gelder's The Ministry of the Missional Church: