Yesterday I spoke at Kingsgate (GY) on God’s glorious plan for the church. I focused on Isaiah 2 which is a prophetic picture of what the church should look and be like today. I spoke in particular about 5 key paradigm shifts in our thinking:
1. A church for now (v2)
“In the last days” that means today!
2. A church of prominence (v2)
Mountains not fens
Martin Luther: “the church, or kingdom of Christ is an exalted mountain”.
3. A church of appeal and attractiveness (v2)
People streaming to it
4. A church filled with diversity (v2)
The nation’s coming together not fracturing apart
5. A church of gospel changed lives (v3)
Part 1..”He will teach us his ways”
Part 2… “So that we may walk in his paths”