Sunday, July 22, 2007

Why We Do What We Do

In case you haven't noticed, we believe in God. Not just any god either - the God of the Bible. We believe that He created us to have a relationship with Him and that He gave us a free will to choose what to do with our lives. It's easy to look around and see that, in general, mankind didn't choose Him. We believe that, because He loves us more than we can imagine, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to live among us as a human being and to die, taking all of our sins past, present, and future with Him to the grave. We believe that Jesus rose from the dead and that God has given us a way to be reconciled to Him by believing in His Son and living according to the precepts of the Bible. In a nutshell, that's what we're all about.

Now, what would you do if you believed that? Here's what we're doing:

We're praying and making ourselves available to God. We pray for our neighbors by name and ask that if anyone wants to know God better or simply to be encouraged in their relationship with Him, that He will put us together. We have had two backyard cookouts and have become a closer community through those meetings. Recently I had it on my heart to pray for a neighbor that we hadn't met; I asked for an opportunity to meet her. The next day I saw her at the store and we talked. She came over last night and she, my mother-in-law, and I all talked for a couple more hours.

We don't have the answers to all of life's questions, and we don't pretend to have a master plan for evangelizing the world or even our neighborhood. We won't argue, debate, or pressure anyone into becoming a Christian. We just want to share with others what we have been given.

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