Friday, July 28, 2006


Community is hard work. As a result, many people love the idea of community more than the experience of community. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The church is to be the distinctive community of believers for which God created the world as in 1 Peter 2:4-10.

We are to be a family of very different people united by our faith in Christ, as per Ephesians 2:11-22.

Our purpose is to glorify God through lifting up each other and living like Jesus before the world, Ephesians 4:7-16.

We are to be an undivided body of disciples who are God’s diverse gifts to the whole world, 1 Corinthians 12:4-27.

Our unity carries the responsibility of love, Romans 12:3-21. Our love is unconditional, costly, considerate and available to all.

We are to seek peace by modeling the forgiveness we know in Jesus Christ, as in Colossians 3:10-12.

Our recent trip to Kelowna was rich with these truths. Being blessed by the hospitality of Randy & Deb, doing life together, all because we shared and continue to share a common love for Jesus Christ and each other.

Wow, that's the church! It meets in a home on 1602 Bennett Road, and in many other homes, too. Make it true in yours today.

John 15:13 The Message
"I've told you these things for a purpose: that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature. This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. You are my friends when you do the things I command you. I'm no longer calling you servants because servants don't understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I've named you friends because I've let you in on everything I've heard from the Father."


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