If the Early Church Was Extraordinary, Why Should We Be Ordinary?

Jeremy Bouma on April 29th, 2015. Tagged under ,,.

Jeremy Bouma

Jeremy Bouma (Th.M.) has pastored on Capitol Hill and with the Evangelical Covenant Church in Michigan. He founded THEOKLESIA, which connects the 21st century Church to the vintage Christian faith; holds a Master of Theology in historical theology; and makes the vintage faith relevant at jeremybouma.com.

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This is the language of the modern church. Some connect such language to the early church. They wonder, Why should we strive for ordinary when it seems like they didn’t?

Recently through Twitter this question was posed to Michael Horton, author of Ordinary. In the above video he suggests the times when the Church has been most effective has been when it’s been most ordinary.

Horton explores two ordinary ways of early Christians:

  1. Everyday Living: “They were set apart by their godliness, their devotion to their family, their unwillingness to participate in pagan rites.”
  2. Christian Living: “They gathered regularly on the Lord’s Day for the Word of God, preaching, prayers, singing the Psalms, and eating bread and drinking wine.”

Watch Horton’s video and engage his book to discover a sustainable, ordinary faith in a radical, restless world.