A family of churches

Following on from quote yesterday from Alec Motyer, here is another section which speaks (again) with such clarity into local church life: “the scattered churches were not isolated. Their great link with each other was the person of the aspotle; they also shared apostolic letters with each other; and in addition there is evidence in the New Testament of a variety of travelling ministers, dependent … Continue reading A family of churches

Leadership in the church

I’ve just started reading Alec Motyer‘s commentary on Philippians in my morning devotions. The following long-ish quotation is an amazingly clear picture that is painted of leadership in the local church. I would encourage you to read the whole quotation: The impression we receive in the New Testament is of local churches loosely federated under apostolic authority, with each church managing its own affairs under … Continue reading Leadership in the church