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The Enduring Community: Embracing The Priority Of The Church

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The Enduring Community: Embracing the Priority of the Church is a clarion call for the evangelical Church to return to Christ's foundational roots for it. Those roots are lodged in the Universal Church's and local church's Christ-imaging roles as a prophetic witness, a priestly witness, and a kingly witness. The authors, both PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) ordained p ...more
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Jason
Jun 30, 2017 Jason rated it really liked it
The Enduring Community: Embracing the Priority of the Church is a compelling resource, particularly for young adults, or just people young in the Christian faith, to show the relevance and daily importance, of the church as a community bound together in love and service.

The authors, Habig and Newsom, Presbyterian ministers serving with the RUF campus ministry at the time this was written, obviously write out of experience in explaining and helping questioning students to come to grips with many
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Jo
Nov 07, 2012 Jo rated it liked it
This is a good book on Church and the basics of how it is to function. I picked it off the shelf about 10 days ago to get my brain back into what really matters - instead of the election. The church is Plan A - and Mr. Habig does a good job of dispelling the myths that often lead people away from church and what it truly is. It is a refutation to the idea that Church is a consumer based club and refocuses grumbles back to the worship of God.
Jon Anderson
May 09, 2013 Jon Anderson rated it liked it
Read this book when it first came out and have read it for various reasons in subsequent years. This time, the elders of the church were reading it and discussing it as part of their monthly meeting. There are good reminders here for us about that nature of the church and good application points. The authors do a good job holding together the tension between the ideal of the church and what is actually happening in the church.
Andrew Canavan
Feb 05, 2013 Andrew Canavan rated it really liked it
Shelves: winter-2013
Really excellent introduction to ecclesiology and practical life in the church. This is a good book for a winsome and clear defense of Presbyterian church order and why it's a good thing. Christians often neglect to think through questions about why church is important and why we do what we do as members of the Church. The Enduring Community provokes consideration of those questions and points toward biblical answers.
Camille Kendall
Feb 03, 2014 Camille Kendall rated it it was amazing
In a day when many folks dismiss the local church as irrelevant, this was such an encouraging reminder of how much Christ loves the church - even the church expressed in the particular local body where I serve and worship. Easily readable, very practical, convicting, and encouraging. Highly recommend.
Paul
Oct 23, 2012 Paul rated it really liked it
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Fantastic primer on ecclesiology.
Joel
Dec 02, 2007 Joel rated it really liked it
Recommended to Joel by: Tim Udouj
A good study on the church with some memorable illustrations. It is also a great small group study, especially for discussion and such.
Cameron Barham
Jan 22, 2016 Cameron Barham rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-challenge
Excellent beginner's resource concerning the local church.
Douglas Wilson
Jan 29, 2009 Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it
Really good.
Steven Hoffer
May 15, 2009 Steven Hoffer rated it really liked it
Great.
Jenny
Apr 26, 2007 Jenny rated it really liked it
Shelves: rufinternlist
Simple, lucid discussion of our need for the local church utilizing scriptural and historical tools. Brian Habig was an RUF campus minister for a good while before planting a church.
Melanie
Aug 14, 2008 Melanie rated it it was ok
Recommended to Melanie by: RUF Internship
One of the best books for practical, yet biblically grounded thinking about what it means for Christians to take part in the life of the Church that I have read.
Thomas Kuhn
Jun 24, 2013 Thomas Kuhn rated it really liked it
Really helpful introduction to the Church. Helped me understand the scriptural basis for what I've grown up believing. Very helpful to me, but maybe less so if you aren't PCA.
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