"As a living body of Jesus Christ, our vision at North Suburban Mennonite Church is to be a Christ-centered community, embodying Christ-like compassion, living with Christ-led courage"
Our focus on Christ-centered community is expanded in the following statement:
Being CommunityTo be a Christ-centered community, we will be a committed, nurturing Anabaptist community, which celebrates our unity in Christ in the midst of the diversity of God's family. We will support each other in our spiritual, human and material needs. We will challenge each other to faithful living. We will maintain open communication with each other in a spirit of love and respect. We will commit to spiritual discipline to further our relationship with God.
The message of this Sunday focuses on how we encourage one another to live faithfully. There are numerous definitions we can use to describe being faithful, but the one I point us to is "being true to the original." In that when God acts life happens, we being God's people, faithful to God, being true to the original, life happens when we get together as well. Life happens, rather than the alternative, when we live out who we are in Christ Jesus.
Scripture passage being explored: Hebrews 10: 19-25
Link to message: A Community Challenging One Another to Faithful Living