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WHAT IS THE CHURCH: Biblical or Relevant

Should the focus of the Church be deep Bible teaching or presenting a culturally relevant gospel to the world? Like everything in this series, it should have elements of both! The role of the Church is gospel translation. The gospel transcends every human culture yet the truth of the gospel cannot be shared outside of a given culture. It is our responsibility to share the good news in ways and words that are actually understandable and not unduly offense to the people in our community we are called to reach.