Not Simply Beneficiaries, But Agents

In particular, I explore the question of what the church is there for.   The point of following Jesus isn’t simply so that we can be sure of going to a better place than this after we die.   Our future beyond death is enormously important, but the nature of the Christian hope is such that it plays back into the present life.   We’re called, here and now, to be instruments of God’s new creation, the world-put-to-rights which has already been launched in Jesus and of which Jesus’s followers are supposed to be not simply beneficiaries but also agents.

– N. T. Wright, Simply Christian

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in central Ohio with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Laurel Canyon church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, and coffee. You can contact him here.

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