有機教會

這一帶認識我們的人,大概都知道我們在搞教會合一合併大計。越來越是覺得,建立教會,是非常非常不容易的事,而更難的是使不健康的教會變為健康。早前有本書談到健全教會的自然法則,書名叫:《自然教會的發展:健全教會的八種優良特質指引》。提到八種健全教會該有的特質,八種當然是歸納性的。其中一個概念是,水桶的概念。水桶是由八條木圍著制成的,八條木若是長短一致,把水倒進去,則會是木有多高,盛水量就多少。問題是:如果長度不一致,不論長者有多長,只要有一條是特別短的,水必從最短處流漏走。

過去也讀過一本書,叫改變世界的家-邁向廿一世紀的教會新架構》,讀了以後,也很想不在一般教會聚會,就幾個聚一聚就好了。

查看友人連結部落客,發現一本書叫Organic Church,再查Amazon,發現現在有許多書在探討Organic Church的概念。不過本人尚沒時日探討,但不難想像可能內容。

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  1. Allow me to use English as I do not have Chinese software in my work.

    I will use an analogy of a human body to elaborate my point. In fact, a church should be like a human body with life and spiritual aspect.

    Historically, The greatest chanllege to a medical doctor is not the problem to catch up with medical advancement, but to persuade a unhealthy person to recognise, to realise and to face his/her unhealthy condition.

    We are all living in a virtual reality!

    A sinner without self- confession and repentence, even God cannot help.

    The reality is :We are sinners, here or there, more or less, sinners are sinners, we cannot deny it. There is no comparative phase in sin. The bible say if we deny we are sinners. The truth are not within us.

    Each church is full of sinners, including myself. We are within the boundary of church does not mean we are not sinners.

    Each cell in a church is a problematic cell. It needs to be die very day to regenerate a new one to function, like our blood cell. I am not a medical doctor, it may be wrong but I am only emphasing the logic.

    Each cell has its own role and function to play. If it does not follows it, fatal illness, like Cancer will develop.

    If a dying person turns to God, although it dies eventually, it will have eternal life, likewise the church. Perhaps the person not die yet and still maintain its body function, although it is not physical die, the life is actually meaningless because it is only a timing issue.

    Every church, like our bodies will have potentially developed into unhealthy body at any time.

    The simple logic to follow is to be humble to check up with doctor at all time. A toothache is not developed overnight!

    To Sum up, each cell needs to discipline itself and function according its role and self-checking and living in a spiritual reality.

    Well, I think I need to discipline myself to go back to my office work. Otherwise there will be no hope in me although I am so much enjoy this conversation. To know exactly what God ask me to do right at this time is most important. We got to be a real person, a holistic approach to our faith.

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