Vibrant Church is a study of one of the most important doctrines of the Bible and one of the most crucial topics in Christianity today: the doctrine of ecclesiology, or the study of church. The nature of a biblical, New Testament church is a discussion that devoted followers of the Lord Jesus cannot ignore. After all, Christ said in Matthew 16:18, “I will build My church and the forces of Hades will not overpower it,” and Paul reminded us in Acts 20:28 that the body of believers is “the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.” Obviously, the church is important to the Lord. Therefore, it must be important to us as well.
The doctrine of the church is a hot topic in our own day, especially the question of what characterizes a healthy or vibrant church. Put this question on the table, and you may get as many answers as there are participants in the debate! In this book our goal is to be rigorously biblical while at the same time being relevant and practical. We will attempt to present sound theology in a way that is easy to understand, and then we will provide some insights and suggestions for how we can be the church of the Lord Jesus Christ in a 21st-century context.
9781415865415 • 160 pages • Paperback
Thom Rainer & Danny Akin