If we believe that Jesus lived, died, and rose from the grave, how can we live unaffected by that truth?
Jesus commands us to love one another. We are to bind ourselves together in community in the local church for the “one another” in Scripture. It is impossible to be a faithful Christian apart from being in community.
As Christ’s Church, we are a people that others can run to in times of need and a safe place when the storms of life are overwhelming.
The Church is a needed voice in culture, but due to our failure to remain distinct, we have lost this. To be valued again in society we will need to relearn how to think, speak, and act.
The Church must rise above the negativity of culture. We are accountable to God for our words, actions, and attitudes.
The Church is people in constant need of change and repentance of sin as we strive to look more and more like Jesus.
The Church is called to obey Jesus faithfully even when the calling is challenging or painful. Trusting Jesus this way allows Him to be glorified through you.
Because Christ purchased us with His death, we need to understand the calling of the church is greater than our personal desires.