We can be a “safe place” by forgiving those who have wronged us and making a commitment to forgive those who may wrong us in the future. We choose to build a spiritual family where love and forgiveness are an essential part of who we are.
We can be a “safe place” for people to “find and follow Jesus” if we choose to love. God’s love is faithful, patient, kind, and selfless. We can love each other in this way.
How can we be a “Safe place” for people to find and follow Jesus? Let’s talk about one of our Core Values (you know something that if you took it away, we wouldn’t still be use). This Sunday is Part One – God: our relationship with God makes us a safe place.
This Easter we reflect on the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection and the message it brings. “There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.”
As we approach Easter, we read the accounts of a few of the miracles Jesus performed. From this we learn more about the way that God likes to work a wonder and how we can be involved.
Gathering with other believers to worship God with all we’ve got, out loud, is a priority expression of our Thank You.
We can make a home in God’s love. We can live out of a “Thank You”, a love response to God. His love gives action.
Our response to God’s love includes building relationships. From the Scripture we get a sense of community that includes the intentional development of meaningful relationships, based on God’s purpose & principles, resulting in each person having a sense of belonging, acceptance, and significance. We are choosing to love each other in the way that Jesus loves us, which results in building relationships.
“Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” Ephesians 3:17b Love gives a changed life and not one where you are left alone. It is possible to grow in your understanding of God’s love for you, to experience it, and share it with others.
God’s love for us is selfless. There is an encouragement from this, in Jesus. There is a life that is better than living “Me First”, where we put God and others above our own desire to look good, feel good, be right, and stay in control.