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Local Church Hope of the World 

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The local church is said to be designed by God and the hope of the world. It is uniquely designed to be an incubator in flourishing human’s faith. Local churches are a place where people might not know one another very well but spend time with them regularly, sacrifice for each other and regularly come together to encourage, care for and serve one another. 

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One of the best examples of this is in Acts 16 in the New Testament. Luke the author of this chapter state that apostle Paul brought the good news to the place called the city of Philippi, the description opens with Paul when he led Lydia to Christ a successful businesswoman. The story continues when he freed a slave girl and brought her to the community. In the end, the story concludes with a blue-collar jailer surrendering to Christ, he was well as being brought by Paul.   

Looking at it, in that church community, there‘s a former slave, and a blue-collar public employee and a white-collar businesswoman. This local church community abounds with some sort of social capital that direct to human flourishing in several aspects as well as being economic flourishing. The local church is said to be designed by God and the hope of the world.  

On the other hand, social capital alone cannot stand alone in producing economic and human flourishing. Character development plays a vital role as well, and to stress it more further the local Churches in Plymouth Bay are uniquely placed in nurturing people of value and character wherein they’re able to carry out gratification, seeking the common good, and love for others. 

Furthermore, in virtuous people an economic system can truly rely on, it is because the economic system depends on the moral aspects of their members. They said Virtuous people would create virtuous economies. The most important task of the local church is to spiritually form more virtuous people, this is how the local church is being positioned to accomplish and exceptionally empowered.    

The local church is a prime value, a significant contributor to nurturing social and economic life. And when they are accomplishing what they are expected and designed to do, they will convey people from spiritual death back to spiritual life. Placing people in a lifelong journey in cultivating a Christ-like character.   

To sum it all, the local church is the venue of hopeful realism. If the church is performing in accordance to how they are being designed it should not ignore any problem of the community and never lecture the common escapist gospel, that we are fine and need to keep waiting until Jesus comes back because at the moment there’s nothing we can do best to make things better. Instead, the church should face their community issue while maintaining a steadfast belief that things can improve. God meant to use us to accomplish His will on earth and that is coupled with responsibility and a deep dependence on Him. 

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