The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love Paperback

Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline

by Jonathan Leeman;


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The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love

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When the world speaks of "love," it often means unconditional acceptance. Many churches have adopted this mind-set in their practice of membership and discipline-if they have not done away with such structures entirely. "Yet God's love and God's gospel are different than what the world expects," writes Jonathan Leeman. They're centered in his character, which draws a clear boundary between what is holy and what is not. It's this line that the local church should represent in its member practices, because the careful exercise of such authority "is God's means for guarding the gospel, marking off a people, and thereby defining his love for the world." So how should churches receive and dismiss members? How should Christians view their submission to the church? Are there dangers in such submission? The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love responds with biblical, theological, and practical guidance-from both corporate and individual perspectives. It's a resource that will help pastors and their congregations upend worldly conceptions and recover a biblical understanding and practice of church authority.

The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love by Jonathan Leeman was published by Crossway in January 2010. The ISBN for The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love is 9781433509056.

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Page last updated 5th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherCrossway (January 2010)
Weight522g
Number of Pages384
Thickness24 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781433509056
ISBN-101433509059
Product Code3968662
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