“The local Church is the hope of the world”
We are called to live a life of _____________ and _____________.
1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 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.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 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
If we operate in authentic love:
- It _________ authentic community-
- It _________ the broader community-
Authentic love ____________ welcomes all!
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
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,