I was given this book by a friend and still enjoyed reading it! Cook (former missionary and now VP for CMA in Canada) gives another emphasis to the old observation that most things die after three generations or cycles. This is true of corporations, visits from relatives and is too often true in church life. Cook is fair in his criticisms and his praises. Notwithstanding his complimentary attitude toward charismatics (who are historically adrift themselves, in my opinion), one can find a number of good illustrations and graphics. The good news from Cook and others should be that local churches do not have to die. Their life comes from the Lord, not from society, against Whom nothing can prevail.
Who Needs The Local Church?July 2, 2017
This is a day of convenience, quick on-line shopping, and instant everything. It is almost possible for a person to live one’s whole life without leaving the house. If someone can arrange to work from home, the rest is easy. You can do all of your banking online, shop for almost anything and have it […]
Local Churches and Their PastorsOctober 29, 2016
The month of October afforded me a number of opportunities to fellowship with local church pastors from various states and even countries. Though I have written on the local church a lot this year, I want to relate the blessing that I received from my fellowship with these men and also to enhance our appreciation […]
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]