There’s Nothing in All the World Like the Local Church

Posted by on 26 May, 2009 in Ministry, Relationships | 1 Comment

fellowshipThere’s nothing in all the world like the local church. There’s joy. There’s friendship. There’s fellowship and life. People are being born again. People are testifying publicly through baptism. People are learning to love and know God.

There are wise elderly mentors. There are children. There are families.

There is love and giving. We rejoice to serve each other food and coffee. We look out for each other and care for each other’s needs.

We prod each other toward what is good and godly. We provoke each other to love God and do good.

We remind each other, time after time, of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

There is nothing—nothing—in all the world like the local church!

Group blog

Well, the new group blog segment has begun. I’m glad that most of the old team stayed on for another round. Also, I’m excited to have a new team member, Lina Wardan, starting up on Thursday.

Lina happens to be the mother of one of my close friends and the founder of GMT, Farid Wardan. Lina radiates joy, strength, and godly wisdom (she reminds me a lot of my own mum actually). So I’m excited to have her on board.

Check out the team here.

Link clearance

My links folder is just getting out of control. I think I’ll take it out on you now. Here goes…

  • You think we Fundamentalists squabble? Just be glad you’re not a Sikh!
  • A good reminder to preach the Word, not granny Scriptures.
  • This is a bit close to home for all of us coffee addicts.
  • Mr. Spurgeon: “Far be it from me even to imagine that Zion contains none but Calvinistic Christians.”
  • Andrew Barry gives his thoughts on the unease of the next generation (fyi, this was posted before the recent brouhaha in Fundamentalism).
  • See. I told ya’.
  • “Communicate Jesus” gives eight tips for email liberation (very good thoughts).

Right. So now my folder is empty. Well, almost.

And to wrap it up, I think it was my dad who linked me to this:

About Jason Harris

Jason loves to communicate God's word both in the local church and at conferences and retreats. Jason has been involved with Worship Music since 1996 and InFocus since 2005. Jason has degrees in theology, music, accounting, and research and is currently a PhD candidate and lecturer in the College of Business, Law, and Governance at James Cook University, Cairns. Jason is also a pastor at CrossPoint Church. You can contact Jason at

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    Ah, I warned you about that coffee…
    Loved the St.Francis de la Sissies – Awesome!!!
    Interesting – Andy Barry’s article on the unease of the next generation – especially some of the follow up comments.
    Lastly, looking forward to the new group blog – especially Mrs. Wardan! =D
    Oh, and the actual post was good too – very true! =P

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