A Community of Pastors
One man or even a staff of pastors cannot truly shepherd a church as needed. But God designed the church to ensure that everyone is receiving the pastoral care required.
The Communal Nature of Christianity
The church has as its basic nature the essence of community. This is because it springs from the greatest community of all, the trinity of God.
The Church is a Community
Although the word community is never used in the Bible the concept is definitely there. The church is not an event or place but a community of believers. How the church functions depends on its nature and essence. However, many local churches are not communities and therefore do not function as God intends.
God in Flesh
This story is about God acting in man so that God can be seen and a man trying to act like God and failing. The story of Jesus walking on the sea and Peter’s attempt to do the same is an amazing picture and explanation of the Christian life.