Declaration of Dependence: The Gifts of the Spirit and the Body of Christ
115 pages softcover, by John Juneman
This is the body of Christ. It is more than just an assembly of individuals. It is the demonstration of Jesus in a supernatural reality --- something "more than the sum of the parts" --- that conveys a beauty and grace that is not of this world. I don’t know about you, but I believe this is needed in our day more than ever. It is why the New Testament, including 1 Corinthians 12, emphasizes so much about the body of Christ and how we function together in it. We live in a day of the "fantastic." Everything is hyperbole, and we constantly seek higher highs in almost every area of life. The world is thirsty for something truly "amazing." I am convinced more than ever by the Word of God that this is not only possible and needed, but it is to be expected when people respond to Jesus together. Instead of trying to parallel the world and seek the fantastic in what we can design or produce in the church, what if we just really seek Jesus together and let Him be revealed through His body? There has been nothing more spectacular in all of human history than that. I am ready to seek Him with you and let Him do that in our day.