December 3, 2007

NT Church Model and a Peace Sermon

On his blog, Confessions of a Small-Church Pastor, Pastor Chuck Warnock suggests six reasons Why Paul's worst church may be our best model. Warnock lists these six characteristics of Corinth:
  1. They were brand new believers.
  2. They participated.
  3. They made mistakes, but out of enthusiasm.
  4. They practiced their new faith while still growing in it.
  5. Their new faith was relevant to their world.
  6. They were a real church.

When you are finished reading the article, you may wish to continue by reading Warnock's sermon for December 2, the first Sunday of Advent: Ain't Gonna Study War No More! Not a bad peace message for a Baptist preacher from Virginia.