Living the crazy life that God has given me!

Serving should be Fun

Together we have fun while serving our communities

One of the things that I pray that we do great at Elevation Community Church is serve in the community.  That through the community groups that are established through Elevation Community Church in different areas of Aurora, Parker, and Colorado we will have lots of people involved in caring for the people in their communities.  That it is about the people in the church being the church and caring for the hurting, discouraged, sick, and lost of the areas without a it being the whole church. That we will have groups of people that are taking the lead in caring for the elementary school that is near their homes.  That we will have groups and their families meeting the needs of neighbors.  That through these groups people will have FUN! That we all will actually enjoy the time we spend in the community with the people of our community groups. The people watching will wonder what is going on.  The people will wonder what is enabling all of them to have so much fun and enjoy taking care of others.  

John 13:34-35 (NLT)  So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. [35] Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” 

I love how Jesus says that we are love each other the way that He loved us.  You have to think about that He gave up heaven to come to earth and die a painful death for our sins, for what we have done wrong.  He gave it all up for us.  You see that is the picture that He is painting for us when it comes to loving one another.  He also says, “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”  The way that we care for one another is going to show others about who he is.  If I were to ask your neighbors what kind of love they saw in you?  Would they be able to identify it as ‘The Love of Christ”?  

It is my prayer and the vision that I have for Elevation Community Church that we just don’t talk about loving one another we actually do it.  That as we do it we show people how awesome it is to be a part of a community of people that does life together and serves the community together.

Tell me about a time when you were serving others and you had fun doing it?

  17-20. Not to destroy. Christ answers the objection that he was flouting the OT by denying any effort to annual or abrogate the Law. But to fulfill. Christ fulfilled the OT by obeying the Law perfectly, by fulfilling its types and prophecies, and by paying the full penalty of the Law as the Substitute for sinners. (Consequently, believers, by justification, have Christ’s righteousness imputed to them; Rom 3:20-26; 10:4). Verily I say. The first use of this impressive formula by Jesus, indicating a statement of utmost importance. Till heaven and earth pass. Though regarded by some as idiomatic for never, it is probably an eschatological reference (Mt 24:35; Rev 21:1). Jot. Smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet (yodh). Tittle. Tiny projection on certain Hebrew letters. Those who are not opposed in principle to God’s law but have avoided its lesser requirements will not be cast out of the Kingdom but will have a lesser reward in the kingdom. Your righteousness. Distinguished from the righteousness of scribes and Pharisees, which consisted in mere outward, unspiritual conformity to the Mosaic code, even though scrupulously observed. The believer’s righteousness is based upon that imputed righteousness of Christ obtained by faith (Rom 3:21, 22), which enables him to live righteously (Rom 8:2-5). Only such may enter into the kingdom Christ proclaimed
Pfeiffer, Charles F. ;   Harrison, Everett Falconer: The Wycliffe Bible Commentary : New Testament. Chicago : Moody Press, 1962, S. Mt 5:c) Standards of the Kingdom Compared to Mosaic Law. 5:17-48
  17-20. Not to destroy. Christ answers the objection that he was flouting the OT by denying any effort to annual or abrogate the Law. But to fulfill. Christ fulfilled the OT by obeying the Law perfectly, by fulfilling its types and prophecies, and by paying the full penalty of the Law as the Substitute for sinners. (Consequently, believers, by justification, have Christ’s righteousness imputed to them; Rom 3:20-26; 10:4). Verily I say. The first use of this impressive formula by Jesus, indicating a statement of utmost importance. Till heaven and earth pass. Though regarded by some as idiomatic for never, it is probably an eschatological reference (Mt 24:35; Rev 21:1). Jot. Smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet (yodh). Tittle. Tiny projection on certain Hebrew letters. Those who are not opposed in principle to God’s law but have avoided its lesser requirements will not be cast out of the Kingdom but will have a lesser reward in the kingdom. Your righteousness. Distinguished from the righteousness of scribes and Pharisees, which consisted in mere outward, unspiritual conformity to the Mosaic code, even though scrupulously observed. The believer’s righteousness is based upon that imputed righteousness of Christ obtained by faith (Rom 3:21, 22), which enables him to live righteously (Rom 8:2-5). Only such may enter into the kingdom Christ proclaimed
Pfeiffer, Charles F. ;   Harrison, Everett Falconer: The Wycliffe Bible Commentary : New Testament. Chicago : Moody Press, 1962, S. Mt 5:13
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