The New Testament indicates local churches were autonomous relative to one another. What does that mean? Why does it matter? How should it influence the work of the local church?
God has given to each and every person a measure of authority. All will be held accountable for what they have thought, said, felt, and done. We do well to consider the contours and nature of our empowerment by God.
God has an eternal purpose in Christ for the church. The local church has its place in that purpose; we do well to explore it and manifest it to the glory of God.