Monday, November 21, 2016

we are the church. be the church

Hebrews 10:25  NLT
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

The Community Fellowship is in the middle of a series based on our 10th birthday celebration.  Yesterday we talked about the importance of the church that God founded and how our faith and foundation must be based on our God’s truth!

Our desire is to help those who are hurting, hungry and homeless through various outreaches and ministries.  Outreach is in our DNA.  Mission opportunities and outreach ministries continue every month. One of our current and favorite ministries is with our Spanish speaking families.

We exist to exalt God, influence others and encourage one another.  This truth is based on the “love” truth that Jesus spoke of often.  He told us to love God with all we have and do and love neighbors all the time.  It begins with loving and serving God.  It continues with sharing that same love with those around us.

1 Corinthians 9:22  NLT
When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some.

Jesus spoke to those closest to Him.  He poured out His heart time and time again.  Listen, we have to know our foundation well.  Know what we believe and hold those beliefs tight. 

What we believe and what we value is vital for each of us to know.  God intends for us, His kids, to be actively involved in the life of Christ.  

The church is the bride of Christ as the Bible talks about.  We must rely on Him, let Him work and be who He made us to be.

Ephesians 4:16  NLT
He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

There is nothing like finding your place where God designed you to fit.  The church is the greatest community where we can find where we fit with our family and others.  By committing our lives to God and ourselves to one another through God’s church, we are set to influence people for generations to come.

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happy birthday, Julie

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