"The value of having a church family is being loved and loving others in a way that is different from how people in the secular world love. This love is to be sacrificial and unconditional like the love Jesus shows us." - Pastor Jeff Cranston
Hello Kitchen Table Theology Family! We’re your hosts, Jen Denton, and Pastor Jeff Cranston. This is our fifth episode in a new series on the Church. The Doctrine of the Church is also known as the doctrine of Ecclesiology. Previously we’ve discussed how the church is like a flock, fellowship, body, and bride. Today we tackle how the church is a Family.
[00:29] What Do You Think of When You Think of ‘Family’?
[05:32] The Church is a Family
[10:00] Have We Lost the Impact of the Church Being a Family?
[18:13] What Makes a Healthy Family?
[22:30] Closing Segment
"The church family is a place that can bring healing and security no matter what your background is. It's a place where you can learn to be nurtured in a way that does allow you to fulfill that potential; all you were meant to be." - Pastor Jeff Cranston
"In a family, belonging comes from who you are and not what you do." - Pastor Jeff Cranston
"If a family is healthy, the family members are not consumers. They willingly give themselves to others in the family. In an unhealthy family, members take and they don't give. The same thing is true in a church; That if you bring consumer-mentality into a church, it kills family, and it kills the church." - Pastor Jeff Cranston
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