Sunday, February 25, 2007

CQOD: 02/24/07 -- Bruce: second things put first

Christian Quotation of the Day

February 24, 2007
    Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
    -- 1 Corinthians 1:13 (ESV)

    In church government... our primary concern is to reflect the nature of God. Christ became man in order that He might redeem men from their fallen state, from their selfishness and self-isolating divisions from God and from each other; so that, gathered together in one in Him, man may offer to God that likeness to Himself in love for which he was created. Church government is primarily concerned with this: with worship, with the drawing of the whole life of the whole world into this reflection of the nature of God. It is secondly—and only secondly—concerned with the quarrels and peccadilloes of those who are not, as a matter of fact, imitating God’s nature very faithfully.
    ... Michael Bruce, “The Layman and Church Government”

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your church is to be in the image of Christ.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

CQOD Compilation Copyright 2007, Robert McAnally Adams, Curator
CQOD Home Page:
Subscription info:
Comments and problems: email to


Post a Comment

<< Home