“The local Church is the hope of the world”

                                                         Bill Hybals               

 

We are called to live a life of _____________ and _____________.

 

Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.     Worship the Lord with gladness;     come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God.     It is he who made us, and we are his;     we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving     and his courts with praise;     give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;     his faithfulness continues through all generations.

 

We’re to be a community of _________.

We’re to be a people of ____________.

1 Chronicles 16:23-25

23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth;     proclaim his salvation day after day. 24 Declare his glory among the nations,     his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

25 For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;     he is to be feared above all gods.

 

The local Church is the hope of the world

Authentic love

 

If we operate in authentic love:

  1. It _________ authentic community-
  2. It _________ the broader community-

 

Authentic love ____________ welcomes all!

 

John 13:34

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

 

 

Romans 13:10

10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

 

 

Matthew 5:43-44

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,