I plan to take it up again, so here is a brief overview of what I plan to write about.
Have you ever wondered why Jesus hardly ever talked about "church"? In fact, the word church occurs only twice in the Gospels, both times in Matthew. What Jesus talked about repeatedly was the Kingdom, and it's not until we get to Acts that the word ekklesia/church is used as the usual way to describe the people of God.
I'd like to explore what Jesus meant by "church" when He said "I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18).
- What exactly did Jesus intend to build?
- Is this reflected in the way anyone actually does church?
- Is it reflected in Christadelphian ecclesias?