JOINING THE MOVEMENT
Jesus is the savior of our lives. He loves us and died for us so that we can have life and join the kingdom of God. One day, maybe soon but we don’t know when, Jesus is returning to bring all things, all history, all people to a final and wonderful culmination. In Him our lives are forgiven of sin, given purpose, and given the promise of immortality.
As a church, we are swept up into the creating of God’s kingdom right now. We join the movement! It’s hard and sometimes dangerous, but so worth it! We want all people to know the life that comes from Jesus because we love them. We believe that if someone has heard the story, to reject it is to choose separation from the loving Trinity and all that is good forever. God will not force anyone to be with him forever. We don’t want this for anyone. God’s kingdom brings outsiders in, offers justice to those who are oppressed, righteousness and purity for those with a broken past, power for those trapped in addiction, community for those who feel lonely and isolated, purpose for the confused, and hope for the hopeless!
This is the power of our story and we don’t want anyone to miss it. It is the old story of Christianity, and no one can prove it’s not true. Our proof that it is true is our very lives. To be saved is to believe that Jesus is God’s son by faith and to dedicate one’s life to following Jesus into the exciting kingdom of God. This story is for all people and all races across the pages of history. It speaks in different languages and from within different cultures. It is not an American thing, or a Middle Eastern thing, or an Asian thing alone; it is a global thing.