it’s not about the rules, it’s about…. It’s about Jesus. It's about how his life, his death, and his resurrection sets us free from the rules and the lies that we think keep us from God. It’s about People.
It's about how his life, his death, and his resurrection sets us free from the rules and the lies that we think keep us from God.
It's about the people who follow Jesus taking his message of life and hope beyond our walls to a broken and hurting world.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”” (Matthew 28:19–20, NLT)
what if there was a life available to us that looks much different than what most of us experience, but is exactly what God made us for, and exactly what our hearts long for?what if this life is not a life that constrains and restricts, but a life that is itself truly life– life outside the box
the arena of our difference is not the church pew but where there is the potential for decay and darkness
“Religion that God accepts as pure and without fault is this: caring for orphans or widows who need help, and keeping yourself free from the world’s evil influence.”
“You fool! Do you have to be shown that faith which does nothing is useless?”
“…the great scandal of Christendom today, [is] so-called "nominal Christianity." In countries to which Christian civilization has spread, large numbers of people have covered themselves with a decent, but thin, veneer of Christianity. They have allowed themselves to become somewhat involved; enough to be respectable but not enough to be uncomfortable,” (John R.W. Stott, Basic Christianity).
the presence of a true follower of Jesus acts as a force against the decaying forces of sin
the presence of a true follower of Jesus guides a world groping in darkness to the only source of true salvation
the human eye can see the light of a single candle for up to 30 miles
“I will make you a light to the Gentiles, and you will bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.”
When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.”
“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.” (2 Thessalonians 2:16–17, NLT)