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Mark Lake

Christ, Church Life, The Church

Letting Jesus Lead the Body

How can a group of people come together and do anything productive without someone being "in charge"? While I have experienced just such a meeting of believers, it is very rare, and when it does happen, it doesn't "just…

Christ, Christian Life, Church Life

The Utopian Curse

Many people leave organized church frustrated but become convinced that there is a New Testament model of the church that if followed closely will spit out a utopian church community. Unfortunately, this just ain't so. At least not on…

Christ, Christian Life

IF?

Too many Christians today are told (or it is implied), "God loves you if....". While they may have initially been drawn to Jesus because they were told of His unconditional love, they end up having a lot of conditions…

Church Life, The Eternal Purpose

One Body, One Purpose

Other writers on the blog have shared this month about the reality that followers of Christ are His body in the earth today. But what do we do as His body? Is His body divided in loyalty and…