Wednesday, September 28, 2005

A WEEK WITH INAGRACE DIETTERICH day 3


INAGRACE ON "EVANGELISM":

The gospel is communicated to the world not only through ideas, beliefs, or ideals but through reconciled and reconciling communities of people—communities formed and transformed by their "indwelling" of God's new reality. In other words, the gospel is not only that by which the church lives, the gospel itself lives through the life and witness of the church.

MY THOUGHTS:
God's vision of shalom- the harmony, beauty and peace that God imagined in the original creation- is the vision that ought to forever be in the forefront of Christian's minds and hearts. It is the vision out of which we strive to live out and embody now. In this way we model to the rest of the world what the world "might" look like.

This kind of evangelism is embodied in the community and lived out not by being a people of power but by being a sacramental people who live nonviolently in the world living out the love of Christ.

1 comment:

Zoomdaddy said...

excellent points all