Mar1MonMarch 1, 2021What would it be like if the church could no longer operate inside pf congregational formats and buildings and had only the workplace/marketplace in which to function and thrive?
I imagine 5 key things:
1. It would mean that Christ's followers would likely be operating more alone or with limited, but more vital, connectedness to other believers.
2. It would mean that we are daily living among those who have not yet discovered the love of God. Thus, we get to be their chance to "taste and see that the Lord is good."
3. It infer that we are operating as value-creators, exchanging goods or services for our daily bread, not just 'making a living.'
4. It would suggest that work would be a primary expression of our worship.
5. It would invite us to develop natural talents and giftedness in the context of work-a-day life, and to nurture that potential for others around us.
In acts 20, Paul described how he worked hard with his own hands to provide for his own needs and those of others. His mission was an extension of his marketplace function as a tentmaker.
Ross and family operate a commercial office rental business in London, Canada.