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Pastor Tim Swigarts Blog

Missio Dei is a Contemporary Baptist Church located in historic Galena IL. Senior Pastor Tim Swigart shares his thoughts on numerous topics concerning the church.

What is a Church?

Timothy Swigart

Tomorrow night, we'll begin a new series on the church. We want to lay a biblical foundation for understanding what a church is, what a church does, how a church functions, etc. You're definitely going to want in on this study!

Our main passage for tomorrow night's discussion is 1 Peter 2:9-10. "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people, once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."

We'll unpack this passage and others as we define what we mean by the term church. Hint: it's not a building, it's a people. Lots of good stuff. Message me through this site for directions.