Ekklesia: Rediscovering God's Instrument for Global Transformation

Ekklesia: Rediscovering God's Instrument for Global Transformation

by Ed Silvoso
Ekklesia: Rediscovering God's Instrument for Global Transformation

Ekklesia: Rediscovering God's Instrument for Global Transformation

by Ed Silvoso


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Dynamic New Teaching from Bestselling Author Ed Silvoso

It's no secret that the church today has lost its influence in culture. But why? With the technology, affluence, and knowledge we have today, why are we less effective than the first-century church—which didn't have social media, fancy buildings, professional pastors, or even religious freedom?

What are we missing?

In these vital, eye-opening pages, bestselling author Ed Silvoso digs into Scripture, unearthing Jesus' true design for his church—his Ekklesia. He shows how the early church was a radical, countercultural force of people who transformed the hostile, pagan places in which they lived. Here Dr. Silvoso shows how we, in the midst of social, economic, political, and moral chaos, can once again become the revolutionary, transformational, life-giving Ekklesia Jesus called us to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800798567
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,147,996
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Ed Silvoso, founder and president of Harvest Evangelism and the leader of the Transform Our World Network, is an internationally respected strategist and Bible teacher who specializes in nation and marketplace transformation. A bestselling author trained in both theology and business, he has a passion to equip ordinary people to do extraordinary things to transform their families, their spheres of influence, and ultimately their communities and nations. He and his wife, Ruth, reside in San Jose, California. Learn more at www.transformourworld.org.

Table of Contents

Gratitude 11

Introduction: Questions That Brought This Book into Being 13

1 Church: A Radical Proposition 19

From "Something Wrong" to "Something More"

2 Transformation is a Journey 29

From Dawn to Full Day

3 A Fuller Understanding of the Gates of Hades 40

From Enslaving ignorance to Liberating Understanding

4 A Fuller Understanding of the Gospel 51

From the Law and the Prophets to the Gospel of the Kingdom

5 A Fuller Understanding of Proclamation 58

From Words to Deeds

6 A Fuller Understanding of the Cross 68

From an Icon of Death to a Fountain of Life

7 A Fuller Understanding of the Great Commission 78

From Saving Souls to Discipling Nations

8 A Fuller Understanding of Cooperation with God 86

From Contemplation to Partnership

9 A Fuller Understanding of New Testament Baptisms 105

From Religious Ceremonies to Power Encounters

10 A New Understanding of Baptizing Nations 123

From Dipping to Dripping

11 A Fuller Understanding of How to Baptize a Nation 130

From the Sacrament to Societal Transformation

12 A Fuller Understanding of the Ekklesia's Social Agenda 139

From the Pew to the City Square

13 A Fuller Understanding of the Incarnation 167

From Ethereal to Entrepreneurial

14 A Fuller Understanding of What God Loves the Most 180

From "Out-reach" to "In-reach"

15 A Fuller Understanding of Spiritual Authority 189

From Commiserating in Private to Legislating in Public

16 A Fuller Understanding of the Ekklesia's Operational Methodology 207

From the Swamp to the River

17 The Way Forward 233

From Doing Church to Being the Ekklesia

Notes 263

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