Resource Guide for the week of January 17

While we use the word, “Church”, to refer to a location, campus, building, or organization, strictly speaking the "Church" is always a people — a called forth movement of God. In fact, the Greek word we translate, “church” (Gk. ekklesia), was the word Jew- ish translators of the Hebrew Bible chose when they translated the Old Testament into Greek. It has continuity with the Old Testament understanding that Israel was a "called out people" who shared a common faith, call, and purpose to- gether. This word for “church" richly describes a dynamic, living, and united people movement gathered around God, birthed by His redeeming work, held together by His merciful love, and commissioned to express and extend God’s right- eous and redemptive Kingdom presence in our world. The Church is us! 

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