Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Metaphors for the Church


Metaphor: Church as Corporation.

There are two types of people, employees and consumers.
There are two types of people, Christ-followers and not Christ-followers.
Which are the employees and which are the consumers?




Metaphor: Church as Sport.

There are two types of people, the team (coaches/athletes/etc.) and the spectators.
There are two types of people, regenerate and unregenerate.
Which are the team and which are the spectators?

Metaphor: Church as Cruise Ship.

There are two types of people, cruise staff and cruisers.
There are two types of people, those who have the Spirit and those who don't.
Which are the cruise staff and which are the cruisers?

Metaphor: Church as household.

There are two types of people, family and guests of family.
There are two types of people, children of God and children of the world.
Which are the family and which are the guests?

Metaphor: Church as body-builder.

There are two types of body-builders, those who work out to look at their muscles and those who work out to use their muscles.


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