Christ is Risen!
You have been paid for!
The water seals it.
The food feeds it.
That is Christianity!
We believe the Christian life is rhythmic and cyclical. We don’t grow beyond the basics. We grow deeper into the basics.
We grow deeper in our recognition of our need for Christ and His complete sufficiency.
“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for YOU and for YOUR CHILDREN and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
It’s all about Jesus.
He died and rose for you.
We never really got over that. We never will.
We never stop learning about how the whole story is about that one fact. We never stop (re)learning the Story.
Check out this cheesy video that tells the Story...
God doesn’t need our good works.
But our neighbors do!
Life, both individually and communally in the congregation, in service to our neighbor is an adventure. It’s not always easy. But it is where God has called us. It is where we remember that we are forgiven. It is where we forgive those who have wronged us. It is where we continually learn to trust God.