Who We Are
Three Things to Know
First, it’s OK, to not be OK.
“…In the world, you will have much trouble… ~John 16:33(b).
To be alive is to know hardship. The suffering can seem meaningless, or worse, endless.
We also have enemies who will, if given the opportunity, crush us, ruin us, or worse. These enemies are often external, but for some, the most dangerous enemy is the one who stares back from the mirror.
How sad all this would be, except for the second thing we want you to know.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ provides refuge.
“I have told you these things so you may have peace in Me. In the world, you will have much trouble. But take hope! I have power over the world!”
God intervened. He “so loved the world that He gave his only son that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Though we sin and suffer, through Christ, God restores.
In the gospel, the past hurts that cripple us emotionally gain significance when viewed through the clarifying lens of God’s love. By His grace, we may even become thankful for them.
The gospel, having reconciled us to God, secures us even unto death. When we arrive at eternal glory, Heaven receives us with a hero’s welcome! We enter in as weary survivors, warriors with tales of daring, struggles, trials, and great joy. We will punctuate each story with testimonies to our Savior, who never left our side.
All of this brings us to our third point.
We love you Cross Lanes.
We love you so much that we want to share with you the most excellent gift that was ever given to us, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Bible is clear that none of us can find lasting peace on our own. The good news is you don’t have to. God loves you. He has a seat for you at His table, which is brimming with a magnificent feast.
We hope this good news affects you. Be blessed Cross Lanes.
See you Sunday. 🙂
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