John Piper's story about the local church

When I went to Fuller [Theological Seminary], I was detached from the local church. In college I had not seriously engaged with one local church. That was foolish and immature. It continued for a few months in seminary, and then I got married and knew I needed to grow up. Noël and I went to Lake Avenue Congregational Church where Ray Ortlund was the senior pastor. There we fell in love with the church—the local church of real people, with real relationships. […] Eventually, 4 years after I left, I was ordained at that church. Never again did I play fast and loose with my attachment to the local church. To cut yourself off from the local church is to cut yourself off from Christ.

Emphasis mine.

(via Desiring God)


About Brian Phillips

Brian lives in Spain with Kassie and their kids.
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