"We are imperfect people who have been moved by the perfect love of Jesus." We say this phrase a lot in our community. It reminds of our mission: to Love Jesus, live like Jesus and lead others to Jesus. But... why Jesus??
We believe that God is the Creator of the universe, everything he made is good, and He is the King who rules over it all. But instead of living in harmony with their Creator, humanity has chosen to rebel against his rule with devastating consequences.
It’s not hard to see that the world around us is broken. People are constantly finding new ways to hurt each other and to hurt themselves. If we’re honest, we recognize that we participate in the pain as well. Instead of looking out for the interest of others, we look out only for ourselves. Instead of welcoming God as our king, we defiantly try to rule our own lives. The Bible calls this sin.
Sin only ever leads to one place: death. And when we refuse to abandon our sin, eternal death and separation from our good God is our destination. But God, being rich in mercy because of his great love for us provided a way for us to be free from sin and to escape the looming death. He gave us His Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus was a real human who walked through life denying sin’s lure at every moment. And though he lived a perfect, sinless life, he was crucified like a criminal. He was pierced for our sin and crushed for our wrongdoing. Upon him was the punishment that brough us peace and by his wounds we are healed. Jesus saves us.
Even though we trust Jesus to take our punishment for us, we still feel the allure of sin. Our hearts are still drawn toward that thing which threatened to destroy us. Three days after Jesus died, he rose again from the dead. Therefor in addition to saving us from sin’s penalty, Jesus saves us from sin’s power. For those of us who trust in Jesus, we are made a new creation. The old us is gone and the new has come. Jesus alone gives us the power that we may be transformed to live and to love like Jesus did.
Every heart is restless and searching for a place of rest. Each of is longing for something or someone greater than us who can give us purpose. As a result, every heart is a worshipping heart. We naturally latch onto something hoping that it can fill us and satisfy our restlessness. Many people search for wholeness in substances, in sex, in careers, in education, in politics, or in another person, but ultimately each of these disappoints and leave us feeling emptier. Jesus alone never disappoints. Jesus alone can give us genuine purpose and meaning. Jesus alone is worthy of worship.
We direct our worship to Jesus because He is the God who created us, transforms us, and saves us.
We love Jesus – because we need to worship.
We live like Jesus – because we need to be transformed.
We lead others to Jesus – because we need to be saved.
ARE YOU READY TO FOLLOW JESUS?
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