Hope Lutheran Church
Hebrews 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe
Worship is where the community of Christ Jesus gathers together to praise God for His promises, for the gift of salvation in Christ and for the grace that is given to us freely. We gather. We worship. We commune with God where all are welcome.
The Great Commission:
Romans 28: 16-20Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
As disciples of Jesus we are to take this command most seriously. This is the command to go out into the world to profess Jesus as Lord and to help bring in the Kingdom of God. Baptizing, proclaiming and obeying. And so we do this, yet we are not alone for Christ promises to be with us through it all.
At Hope Lutheran Church, we believe service and outreach are vital for any community attempting to follow Christ. We hope to fill up with God’s love in order to spill it out into our community. We serve out of abundance, not obligation. In this process, we meet Christ in those we serve, and are open to the meaningful change that true relationship offers the sever and the served. This life-giving activity takes many forms at Hope Lutheran.
I want to Serve We would love to have you help, most things you can start right away.Contact the church office to find out more about how you can serve!
Mark 12:31 says, "The second is this: "love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no greater commandment than these." This recording of Jesus' words tells us that Love is the key ingredient to living as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Loving our neighbor becomes a way in which we view the world though the eyes of Jesus. And so we adopt this teaching of Jesus to try to love all for the sake of Christ.
John 13:34 tells us, "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." Again, because Christ first loved us and died for our sins, we are to reciprocate that love freely to all.
Faith comes from?
Now let us go to the Bible and see if It tells us where faith comes from. Heb 12:2 says "...Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith". And Rom 12:3 says " ... God has allotted to each a measure of faith.” These two verses clearly tell us that faith is not something that we do or a presence of mind that we develop, but that faith is a gift from God. Rom 10:17 says " ... faith comes from hearing and hearing by the word of Christ."
Faith is a gift from God?
Faith is a gift from God that we receive from the word of Christ. So in His time He will allot faith to us as needed from the word of the Bible. In 2 Cor 10:15 we see that faith can grow, so as we study the Bible God can add to our faith.