July 8, 2014

Can I Get a Witness?

In a recent article, Jeff Carter (President of Bethany Theological Seminary), reminds us of the Apostle Paul and the churches he visited and from whom he received and to whom he wrote letters.

"His letters are similar in form, a mix of thanksgiving, instruction, and admonition. Not a single church was without some type of struggle, and yet, the Apostle Paul admonishes his brothers and sisters to rejoice. Why?  In each community, the newly established church was called to be a witness -- a witness of grace, a witness of peace, a witness of God's love in Christ Jesus."

Jeff Carter, "Can I Get a Witness?"
Wonder & Word, Spring/Summer 2014