There’s nothing in all the world like the local church. There’s joy. There’s friendship. There’s fellowship and life. People are being born again. People are testifying publicly through baptism. People are learning to love and know God.

There are wise elderly mentors. There are children. There are families.

There is love and giving. We rejoice to serve each other food and coffee. We look out for each other and care for each other’s needs.

We prod each other toward what is good and godly. We provoke each other to love God and do good.

We remind each other, time after time, of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

There is nothing—nothing—in all the world like the local church.

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About Jason Harris

Dr Jason Harris is a writer, pastor, and academic. He has authored multiple books, articles, and papers including his book Theological Meditations on the Gospel. Jason has a PhD from James Cook University as well as degrees in theology, music, accounting, and research. Jason has lived in Cairns, Australia since 2007 and serves as pastor at CrossPoint Church. You can contact Jason at

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  1. RoSeZ 26 May, 2009 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Ah, I warned you about that coffee…
    Loved the St.Francis de la Sissies – Awesome!!!
    Interesting – Andy Barry’s article on the unease of the next generation – especially some of the follow up comments.
    Lastly, looking forward to the new group blog – especially Mrs. Wardan! =D
    Oh, and the actual post was good too – very true! =P

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