Session II: Phillip Jensen "A Fresh Understanding of Church"
Unfortunately my battery was dying and somehow my notes didn't get saved. I'll ask tomorrow for some notes that I can make sure I accurately fill in some of the outline...
The point of this talk was basically to discuss what the church is before we can discuss and come to a better understanding of "Gospel Growth". Namely, an assembly (church) is a congregation of Christians that comes together to hear the propositional Word of God that is laid out in the 66 books of the Bible (I would say that it is a regular meeting of a particular congregation in a particular place that preaches the Word of God and practices the sacraments of the Lord's Supper [hence discipline] and Baptism). Below is the ten point outline of Jensen's talk...
I. The Church is too Important not to Understand
II. The Problem with Understanding the Church
III. The Starting Point
IV. Gathering and dispersing in the Old Testament
V. The Gathering
VI. When is A Church The church?
VII. The Biblical Church
VIII. The Two Churches
IX. The Christian Church
X. The Purpose of the Meeting
UPDATE: I didn't track anyone down for notes on this. Sorry 'bout that. I got a bit too busy.