Doctrine with Skin

In light of our True Yokefellow ministry that begins in earnest this coming Sunday night, I came across this quote that I thought encapsulates the heart heart of what I'm trying to convey.

 

The purpose of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ, that is, to put skin around Christian doctrine - not that we might be walking theology texts, but that the truth of the gospel, in all its radiant and glorious splendor, in all its life-transforming implications, in all its delightful and fulfilling detail, might come alive in us to the glory of God the Father and his incarnate Son. What individual, having once come alive to that vision, could ever again be content to live for anything less?

- Donald T. Williams