Love & Unity

No one is born racist. No one is born prejudice. I look at the kids in our preschool who are several different nationalities and I just smile. These children have no walls built up that keep them from playing with their friends. When I see them interact I feel a sense of love and innocence.

There was a rally in Charleston, South Carolina that was devastating. Lives we’re lost and hate was the image that this nation portrayed. Hate won that day. There was a sense of division in the air.

A few weeks later Hurricane Harvey slammed south Texas with strong winds and other severe weather. This was marked as one of the strongest hurricanes to ever make landfall in the gulf. Many people lost everything they had and some of the videos were very hard to watch. As days went on many Texans had no choice but to Unify. I started seeing videos of people helping each other, people of different races and social status. There was a sense of Love, selflessness and unity in the air.

I believe that God has a way of showing what he can do and who he is. God also has a way of bringing people together. That is what I believe happened and is happening in Houston. I love Ross’ uses of the phrase: God the Great I was, but he is still the great I am. God Is not dead, He Is Alive. We must believe that he is without a doubt alive! God wants us to live with nothing but love in our hearts.

Romans 12:16 says “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited”.

I take this passage of scripture as being a call to Christians to not get so wrapped up in four walls of the church building. I see it as a call to go and interact with those that are not Christians and show them love. Even though we are saved and the world isn’t does not make room for us to frown upon them. God Is Love.

If we want to see a change we must take ourselves and our power out of the equation and depend on the power of God. It I very important that we do what God tells us to do and that is to show love no matter the circumstance.

Peacemakers in this great nation are always looking for a new formula to emphasize Love and Unity, I mean we are the United States right? But I believe the Bible gives us that formula in scripture I believe with all of my heart that it is up to the body of Christ to enforce the idea of Unity back into our Churches and in our land. No more division, just Unity and Love. Colossians 3:13-14 says, “Bear with each other and forgive one another, if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

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Sunday Worship Schedule
8:30 - Worship (1st Service)
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr-4th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend children's church.
9:40 - Focused Fellowship
This is a time of fellowship and refreshments throughout the building. Children pickup before or after Kids Praise.
10:00 - Adult Bible Classes & Kids Discipleship
Adult Bible Classes - locations vary. High School & Middle School Discipleship Groups in the Youth area. Kids Praise for 3yr-4th grade. Nursery 0-2yr.
11:00 - Worship (2nd Service) & Kids Bible Class
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr - 8th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend Bible classes.

Wednesday Evening Schedule
5:30 - Fellowship Meal
Adults - $4 and Students/Children $3 (during the school year)
6:30 - Passion Worship
Praise and worship time in the Worship Center.
6:30 - Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery group that provides a safe place to address and deal with life's hurts, habits and hang-ups.
7:00 - Bible Classes & Small Groups
Classes for children and adults of all ages and other ministry groups meet at various locations throughout the building.

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