This Sunday we’re starting a new series at CityLife that I’ve been eagerly anticipating since the day the church started. The series is named after the third step in our church’s discipleship process, which is to equip followers of Jesus to radically love God, love people, and PROVE IT!
During his life and ministry, Jesus simplified religion to one basic premise.
Love God, and love people.
He lived his life centered on those two core values and disciplines. Then, after his resurrection, He set out to PROVE that He was still committed to the same radical love. Here’s how Luke, one of his biographers put it.
He presented himself alive after his suffering by many PROOFS, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
For forty days after his resurrection, Jesus appeared to hundreds of eye-witnesses, providing undeniable evidence that He still lives to love. We don’t have to wonder whether God loves us, or our world, or our city, or our neighbors.
Jesus proved it!
We’ll be exploring this thought for the next five weeks as a church. During that time, we’ll be having a lot of fun!
- We’ll be introducing our church’s first two community outreach partners!
- We’ll be introducing our church’s first missionary!
- We’ll be introducing some exciting plans for summer outreach in our neighborhood!
- We’ll be having our first ever water baptism celebration!!!
If you’re a CityLifer, I want to challenge you to make this series a priority! God is doing something special through us, and the best is still to come!!!