Tuesday, January 21, 2014

North Suburban Vision Series - Christ-centered Community: Sunday, January 19, 2014 - A committed, nurturing community

We are in a series focusing on North Suburban's Vision Statement which exclaims:

"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 Community
To 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 a promise that we make to one another, namely that we are "a committed, nurturing community."  In exploring Acts 2: 42-47 and Acts 4: 32-35 as a basis for understanding our promise to each other, we discover that such commitment to be nurturing does not derive out of our own desire, but grows out of our worship of God, our extending hospitality, our being generous, and living lives of witness.  

Link to Message: Being a committed, nurturing community

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