God‘s Church should be a Friendly Church
In an egocentric society like ours, God’s Church stands out as a significant exception. When you ask people why they attend your local church, the answer that we hope you hear is that your church is a friendly church, one in which it is easy to make friends and have relationships grow. Christian Leadership makes this possible.
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“We connect people to Christ and each other for World-class Christian living.”
The “connecting” goes on seven days a week with the full support of Christian leadership and other Christians and non-Christians. In fact, it is the single greatest factor in motivating people to make a positive decision to become church members. The second is that they have committed themselves to serving the church in one or more ministries, they’ll answer that they do it to serve their friends and their Lord.
John tells us in his gospel that Christ said: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” (John 15:15)
John amplifies this in his first epistle: “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God because God is love.” (1 John 4:7-9)
In attending church, in making friends, in loving one another, we are only obeying our Lord’s command. We are all rewarded by the richness of this experience.
Building friendships with Christ through each other.
Again, John gives us direction when he relates Jesus’ statement: “You are my friends if you do what I command.” (John 15:14)
Through love for each other and, consequently, our obedience to our Lord’s command, we demonstrate our love for him and fulfill a major obligation of our faith.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
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