Proclaiming to the Culture in Deed and Word

Believers in Jesus Christ seek the welfare of the city where God has sent them to live (Jeremiah 29:7) and pray to the Lord on behalf of its rulers (Ezra 6:10; I Timothy 2:1-2).  They live as good citizens of the state while recognizing that they are first citizens of the state while recognizing that they are first citizens of the heavenly kingdom (Philippians 3:20).  As the church proclaims the gospel and seeks to win people to Christ, it proclaims righteousness in the culture by deed and word and exposes its evils in a context of grace.

– Driscoll, Mark and Gary Breshears, Vintage Church: Timeless Truths and Timely Methods, Crossway Books, Wheaton, IL, 2008, p. 59