I recently received God’s New Community by Graham Beynon (left) from my aunt in England. My friend, John Hindley of The Plant recommended it. If you can get a copy of this theologically grounded, gospel-centered, practically rich book, buy it immediately. Don’t let’s size deceive you. God’s New Community is dense with practical theology of the church. Commenting on the absence of mission in Acts 2:42-47, Beynon writes:
I think there is a strong hint that it wasn’t so much specific evangelistic efforts that brought people into the church, but the attractiveness of this new community’s life. People around were drawn to the church by the believers care for each other, their unity, their desire to learn, their joy in the Lord. God’s New Community, 135
Beynon is a pastor in England who occasionally writes for Beginning with Moses, which if you haven’t subscribed, go ahead and do that now. Click BT Briefings at the top and then Join our Mailing List.