As we wrap up our study on 1, 2, & 3 John, we want to anchor the truth of these scriptures in our hearts. God is the light that leads us and the love that holds us. From this foundation, we make a choice to get the sin out of our lives and allow the holiness through the Holy Spirit to rise up. And we step forward into the world to make a difference in the lives of others because the Lord first made a difference in ours.
Worship services and special events are the primary ways the church family gathers our hearts together. Coming together like this reveals the beauty and diversity of God's children. No two people are exactly the same! And when we gather our hearts to praise Him or simply have a good time, there is room for everybody!
Life Bible Studies and Milestones are our main vehicles for growing our souls closer to God. They provide a place for us to explore the beauty and mystery of God's Word. These smaller settings also open the door for discussion with others as we seek to apply what we read in the Bible to our daily lives with friends to walk through it with you!
A soul growing closer to God simply cannot contain itself. Eventually, it will need to find a release. It will need something to do with the abundant love, grace, life, peace, joy, hope, mercy, forgiveness, redemption, well … you get the idea … that it's received from the Creator of the Universe. Missions and volunteering are just two such outlets.