Loving People to LIFE in Christ Part 1

Pastor Jeremy is taking a break from the Foundational Frameworks Series to preach a 3 week series on the mission statement of our church.

Loving People to LIFE in Christ

Issues in communication

  • At Least 5 different mission statements
  • Q: Do we serve Christ with any of these statements in mind?

The Promise not change anything for a year

  • This is not changing something , but bringing clarity & focus.
  • We must all be on the same page...not just together.

The Elders have given their approval

Loving People to LIFE in Christ
LOVE - The Essential Means
PEOPLE - The Goal Before Us
LIFE in Christ - The ONLY Solution

Q: Why should we love people?

1. Because God loves people
-John 3:16. God's love for people motivated Him to provide salvation!

2. We are recipients of His love.
-Romans 5:6-8. God's love does not weigh a person's worthiness. He knows that we are thoroughly corrupt, yet He died anyway!

3. Because God is love & He shows us how to love.
-1 John 4:7-10. Love is inseparable from who God is. God's love for us is seen in the sacrifice of Jesus.

4. Our love for one another is a matter of maturity.
-1 John 4:11-12. Our understanding of His love for us is seen in our love for one another.

5. Our love for one another is how God will evangelize the world.
-John 13:34-35. We are not commanded to love the world. That is God's job. We are commanded to love each other "even as Christ has loved us." This is what will reach the world. This is worth striving for!