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The purpose of church  E-mail
Grant Flaum | 09 November 2015
Hello amazing church

Today I can’t help but recall the amazing quote from Bill Johnson at our session with him in Redding recently. He said ‘The purpose of the church is to be a dwelling place of God to provoke change in us to transform the world.’

How profound is that??

When we gather on a Sunday morning (or Wednesday evening or any time) we become a ‘greenhouse’ of His presence, a patch of heaven on earth.

In that space people experience peace and joy and healing and refreshing and family. They encounter. Not only do they encounter truth (which may be in stark contrast to the facts of their pressing circumstances) but they encounter the majesty of Jesus. He truly is all we need.

From this place of recharging and the injection of courage we receive from the gathering we get to discharge into our world (the transforming part of Bill’s quote). We model what we have just seen by taking this glorious explosive resurrection life in to our every day. That is how heaven comes to our workplace, our family life, our neighbourhoods, our sportsfields, for example.

We can do nothing without Him and He chooses to do nothing without us (by and large). A divine partnership full of moments to celebrate his victories (big and small) in our and other people’s lives.

Onward and upward for the prize that awaits us!

Love always.

Your very proud leader
Grant