Traditionally, people who want to become Christians and many of those that are professing Christians, believe that one earns salvation through their own efforts. But the Bible teaches us that salvation is a gift of God's Grace and is only obtained by having faith in Jesus Christ crucified on the cross 2000 years ago.
So if that is the case, why do we Christian believers work so hard for our Lord? The Apostle Paul tells us that "faith without works is dead". What he meant was that if we have faith that is alive, then we want to respond in gratitude for the Grace of God that allowed us to be "born again".
As we mature in our faith we not only respond in gratitude, but also come to understand "the great commission" given to us by Jesus Christ as his last instruction to the apostles: the importance of spreading the gospel to others so that they too may have the benefit of God's grace and claim salvation for themselves.
There are many ways to serve the Lord that are part of His plan for the Body of Christ. Visit the Reaching Out and Enabling Services pages to see some of the ways that we are working to bring the word of salvation to people locally and around the world through missionary efforts.
Jesus said..."Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned."_Mk 16:15-16
Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give the thirsty drink, and make a bed for those who have no place to lie down, but above all, provide spiritual nourishment to impoverished soul...
Do all the good you can, to all the people you can, at all the times you can, in all the ways you can, by all the means you can, as long as ever you can. __Attributed to John Wesley
LOVE is purple, a traditional color associated with royalty and in the Bible, God. This color symbolizes our love of God and Jesus Christ. This is also the central color underscoring the words “Christ and others” symbolizing the total authority of Christ that we recognize as his followers. The central purple color also symbolizes the fact that the Holy Spirit continuously touches us at each and every twist and turn during our faith journey.
GROW is green for the simple reason the in our experience, most of what we see growing is green. We are commanded by Jesus to love God with all our strength, heart, and mind. God insists that we seek knowledge about Him. To know Him is to love Him even more.
SERVE is red to represent the effort given forth in serving, sometimes including our blood, sweat, and tears. Jesus, though he was God, took the form of we humans and lived a servant’s life finally laying down his life to atone for all our sins. When we serve, we do it in Christ’s name and with a servant’s heart in our efforts to emulate Jesus Christ.