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The church is not a closed community. We are ordinary people that have been rescued by a loving, personal God.

And we’re open to others who desire the

So know this about God:

  1. He loves everyone (John 3:16), and
  2. His desire is to increase the size of His family (Heb.2:10)

If you’re not a Christ-follower this includes YOU. If you are a Christ-follower, this includes OTHERS.

In other words, God’s plan is not just to rescue US, but for us to lead OTHERS towards being rescued.

This is called “EVANGELISM”. It’s the process whereby RECIPIENTS of God’s saving grace become

MESSENGERS of God’s saving grace. Unselfish, bold, passionate, authentic, etc… we simply tell the truth about what we’ve heard and received…

1 John 1:3-4 “that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full”

 

The truth is: we’re all sinners in need of grace (undeserved favour).

Through Jesus, and Him alone, we are re-made… declared “not guilty”… rescued… redeemed (bought back).

 

To a large extent many churches have lost the passion of EVANGELISM. It is something we speak about and practice only to a limited extent. But it’s incredibly important!

EVANGELISM is PART of God’s intention. It must be woven into the fabric of every local Church community.

 

Our desire for 2017 is to have this VALUE RESTORED in our community @ Eden in the City church.

Our desire is to SEE people as Jesus does; to ENGAGE people as Jesus does; to LOVE people as Jesus does. HIS church, HIS message; HIS work!

 

“To KNOW Him; and to MAKE HIM KNOWN”