I used to be told: “Either stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.” To this day I am not exactly sure where it originated, but I am sure Google or Bing or Yahoo could help direct a history. In many forms and fashions, and at different stages in my life, I have heard those words or something quite similar.
The fact is: What we believe, and why we believe it, is more essential than we often realize. Not just as we grow, mature, and get a bit older. The sum gain is that the beliefs we adopt, ascribe to, and support will often help cultivate our life, our priorities, and our worldview. That is just reality.
Later this month, on Sunday, April 29, we will launch a multiple part Series titled, “We Believe…” Over the course of at least 6 weeks, we will both cover our agreed upon beliefs in our Christian family, called Nazarenes, and we will dig deeper into them to see their Scriptural basis. We are but one part of a much bigger family of God, but for over 110 years now, our heritage has been anchored in a passionate pursuit of drawing ever closer to God. As a Great Commission Church, we give much priority to Jesus’ command “to go into all the world and to make disciples of all people.” Yet, our conviction and desire goes deeper into God’s heart, as we work out this faith in the here and now.
I sincerely hope you will join us for this Series. The top priority is to honor God through it all. Along this journey, as a second focus, is to come together in shared/unified belief as we do the equipping, service, and work of His Church in the 21st century. Again, each Sunday @ 10 am, starting on April 29, 2018 at Bridgeway Church. Of course, we hope you will join us before the Series begins and after it concludes.
We are better together…always,