City on a Hill
THE CHURCH TODAY STANDS AT A CROSSROADS. HOW WILL WE FULFILL CHRIST'S CALLING TO BE A "CITY SET ON A HILL"? Many sincere and dedicated Christians point to the path of relevance as a means for enjoying a post-Christian witness....
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THE CHURCH TODAY STANDS AT A CROSSROADS. HOW WILL WE FULFILL CHRIST'S CALLING TO BE A "CITY SET ON A HILL"? Many sincere and dedicated Christians point to the path of relevance as a means for enjoying a post-Christian witness. They want to explore new ways of "doing church" ways that focus on seekers' needs, that appeal to today's entertainment-saturated audiences, and don't make church "too hard." Philip Ryken, however, sees danger ahead. Rather than confronting the relativistic and narcissistic mind-set of our world, this way may very well accommodate it. In City on a Hill, Ryken asserts that the church needs to walk a different path... a biblical path that leads to exalting God and Him alone by: Proclaiming the saving work of our crucified and risen Lord, Jesus Christ. Focusing on our holy God in our personal and corporate worship. Reaching our in Christ's love to care for one another and share the Good News with the world. When the church does what it was called to do, it will give the world what it needs mostthe life-giving message that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord. PHILIP GRAHAM RYKEN (M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; D.Phil., University of Oxford, England) is senior minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, where he has preached since 1995. His published works include The Heart of the Cross and The Doctrines of Grace (with James Montgomery Boice), Is Jesus the Only Way?, The Message of Salvation, and Jeremiah and Lamentations. Dr. Ryken lives with his wife, Lisa, and children, Joshua, Kirsten, Jack and Kathryn in Center City, Philadelphia.
We are now living in post-Christian times, when Christianity no longer is the prevailing influence on the mind and heart of our culture. But we cannot compromise. More than ever before, it is imperative that Christians understand and embrace the biblical pattern for the church. Philip Graham Ryken knows that the changing face of America makes the need for the church to remain steadfast even more important. City on a Hill will provide readers with a deeper understanding of how to live for Christ in the twenty-first century: go back to the model set out in the first century. Sure to be an encouragement and challenge to anyone concerned about the effectiveness of the church today.
Philip G Ryken (D.Phil., Oxford) joined the Staff of Tenth Presbyterian Church(PCA) in Philadelphia in 1995 and presently serves as Senior Minister.
He is the author of many books including What Is the Christian Worldview; The Message of Salvation (The Bible Speaks Today Themes;, The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Evangelical Gospel; Jeremiah, Exodus, and Ecclesiastes (Preaching the Word Series); Luke (2 vols), Galatians and 1 Timothy (Reformed Expository Commentary) and Ryken's Bible Handbook.
He also serves on Wheaton College (IL) Board of Trustees, Westminster Theological Seminary (PA) Board of Trustees, and as an Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals council member.
- <div><p>1.  The Church In The Twenty-first Century- An Overview<br><br>2.  Making God's Word Plain - Expository Preaching<br><br>3.  Giving Praise To God - Corporate Worship<br><br>4.  Growing Together In Groups - Fellowship<br><br>5.  Shepherding God's Flocks - Pastoral Care<br><br>6.  Thinking And Acting Biblically - Discipleship<br><br>7.  Reaching The World - Missions And Evangelism<br><br>8.  Serving With Compassion - Mercy Ministry<br><br>9.  Why The Church Needs The Gospel - Repentance And Renewal</p></div>