(EBOOK / KINDLE) [The Compelling Community] by Mark Dever


The Compelling CommunityThe only real criticism is that I felt sometimes the Bible verses used didn t back up the points made as clearly as the authors made out Often I felt up the points made as clearly as the authors made out Often I felt used didn t back up the points made as clearly as the authors made out Often I felt were drawn beyond what the verses were actually saying Therefore some of the points the authors made as being clearly from the Bible didn t uite have as solid foundations as you were lead to believe This isn t to say their points were not Biblical or completely different from what the verses said just that their conclusions were over statedOver all the best book on Christian community I have ever read which has personally challenged me and made me think hard about the barriers to community in our own church Would highly recommend to any committed member of a church even though the book is aimed The most accessible synthesis and introduction of the 9Marks material i now of an excellent description practical discussion know of An excellent description practical discussion how the Church of Christ should function Not by imitating today s cooperate structures but functioning as the warm caring living organism nown as the Body of Christ The first part of the book started a little slow for me if you re familiar with 9Marks this will be mostly review but the practical part of the book the last 60% or so is gold An excellent Gospel centered philosophy of ministry I recommend this to all pastors While geared towards pastors and elders I found this book helpful for guiding me in how to pray for church leaders It was al. Goes beyond small groups Full of biblical principles and practical advice this book will help pastors lead their congregations toward the ind of community that glorifies God edifies his people and attracts the lo.

Mark Dever ↠ 6 Summary

Ers to make the worship in their assembly compelling The encouragement is to make the assembly not just a place to attend to satisfy your spiritual obligations but a place where God is worshiped Really great look at the Christian community the local church A great mix of practical and conceptual So much of local church ministry can seem mysterious when you re not sure what the point of your community is Dever and Dunlop give honest biblical clarity to the mystery 9Marks is straight illing it in the local church game 9Marks is straight illing it in the local church game t get enough of it Best 9marks book I really enjoyed this book and it *Is Full Of Biblical Wisdom It Was *full of biblical wisdom It was to have an American book that offered solutions to the issues in the church that were not program driven as if church is a business but focused on the power of faithfully preaching and living out the gospel It was wonderful that throughout the book the authors admitted that supernatural community comes from God and not from our efforts However there are things we can do to get in the way that we need to identify and stopThe book felt very baptist as I would expect I found it slightly ironic that after saying the solution to church unity wasn t program structural that they offered strict official membership as the silver bullet to supernatural community Especially with new membership courses explaining different areas of what is expected of them I have to say that felt uite program driven to me. of what is expected of them I have to say that felt uite program driven to me. Nity can be enjoyed only when it relies on the power of God in the gospelIn The Compelling Community pastors Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop cast a captivating vision for authentic fellowship in the local church that. .
In The Compelling Community the author makes the case that the local church is meant to be a supernatural community makes the case that the local church is meant to be a supernatural community shows off the power of God by both its unity and its diversity It is written primarily for church leaders and offers strategies for fostering and protecting community in your church As such it takes church membership seriously and sets a high bar for church members He goes further and suggests that the for church members He goes further and suggests that the of a true Christian is commitment to a local church as a spiritual provider as opposed to being a spiritual consumer He writes All Christians are to be meaningfully and self consciously committed to a particular body of believers acting as providers rather than consumers And this behavior doesn t exist to indicate that they are mature Christians but that they are ChristiansThis is a well written and thought provoking book As a leader in a small church I found that many of his strategies and suggestions were geared towards larger churches They were still helpful in sparking thoughts on how to apply this to my church family but you shouldn t approach this book as a formula for creating community in your church The author also seemed to put a lot of emphasis on the need for good preaching as a prereuisite for Christian community While good Biblical preaching is important I don t think that it is This book gives practical instruction which is part I don t think that it is This book gives practical instruction which is part the worship at CHBC The book encourages pastors and lead. What does a community that testifies to God's power look likeGod's people are called to a togetherness and commitment that transcends all natural boundaries whether ethnic generational or economic But such a commu. .

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