Jonathan Leeman asks Hunter Powell and Mark Dever about authority in the church. What authority does the congregation have? What about the elders? And what did the congregationalists at the Westminster Assembly have to say about it?
What is your task? It’s reminding them that they are Christians.
The corporate element of conversion must not come first, lest we lose the whole thing. But it must come.
Both Sunday school as an event or Sunday school as a group can work. But recognize the shortcomings of either approach and work to supplement them.
The Christian life in the New Testament is church life. Christians today should expect and desire the same.
Jesus authorized only one institution on earth to clean the kingdom gutters and unclog its pipes—the local church.