Today we begin a 3-week review of our vision as Grace Bible Church:
Our Action Statement is Inviting Your World to Experience God's Grace.
How to we do that?
Through Growth + Relationship + Authenticity + Community + Expression = GRACE.
The focus of today's sermon is on the first two components of our vision: Growth & Relationship.
Growth = To live a life increasingly characterized by faith, hope, and love.
In other words, living a life of Growth is the same as being called to become a disciple of Jesus.
A disciple is one who is committed to learning. Jesus' 12 disciples spent years with him, learning from the greatest example of love, wisdom, and godliness who ever walked the earth.
Relationship = To build genuine and meaningful relationships with God and others.
Godly love is not a feeling: it is based on action.
Loving God: There is one definition throughout the Bible of love for God, and that is obedience. Jesus said "If you love me you will obey my commands." (Jn. 14:15)
Loving your neighbor (friend, family member, co-worker, even your enemies): Spend time with them. Jesus didn't just serve as a mentor to his disciples; he shared life with them.
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