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There is an array of family oriented ministries providing opportunities for children, youth, and adults to grow in faith, to enjoy Christian friendship, and to serve Christ.
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A Note From Pastor Georgette
“Did you hear…”, Whether in a small town, city or around the country, speculating on what we know or have “heard” is one of humanity’s favorite pastimes. This seemingly harmless chatter is also known as “the grapevine”. There are communities where the grapevine is believed as “gospel” and other communities where the grapevine grows so wild and fast, it produces sour, bitter “fruit” with barely a seed of truth.
In the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), Jesus taught those who would become Christian, about the source of knowledge for those who followed The Law and lived with faith in God. In this sermon, sometimes nicknamed the mini-Gospel or the Gospels in three chapters, Jesus challenged what the people “heard”, what they believed to be true, with a new paradigm of thinking in their love and service to God. Repeatedly in Matthew 5:21-48, Jesus said, “You have heard it said, but I say…” Jesus challenged God’s people to think about what they thought, said and did differently. About murder Jesus said, “You have heard it said…don’t commit murder…But I say to you that everyone who is angry with their brother or sister is in danger of judgment.” In verse 22, Jesus equated name calling, with murder! Jesus went on, “You have heard it said, don’t commit adultery. But I say to you that everyone who looks with lust at another, has already committed adultery (paraphrase).”
In this passage Jesus spoke of many other sins we commit against God and one another, but his teaching doesn’t end with condemnation, it ends with hope and the ability to live, love and speak differently. Jesus said, “You have heard it said that you must love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you so that you will be acting as children of your Father who is in heaven…Therefore, just as your heavenly Father is complete in showing love to everyone, so also you must be complete.”
Did you hear, did you know? The sacrificial love of Christ empowers us to live “completely” in God’s love. It’s the Gospel’s truth!