Many times throughout his ministry, Jesus told people to “pick up your cross and follow me”. In other words, “model your life after my life”. He spoke these words for years and then he died…on a cross!
This is very significant in that we are not only called to love others the way he did, but we are also called to give our lives up for him the way he gave his life for us. When we commit our lives to Jesus and accept him as the Son of God, it means that we are literally laying our lives on the cross with him and will also be raised up with a brand new life in our hearts by Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus was and is the Son of God. Jesus came to this world, taught us that God was our father not just our creator, then he died a horrible death on a cross and in three days rose again from the grave by the power of Holy Spirit.
We are not alone in this commitment to God, we have millions of others on this earth, as well as those who have lived before us, that have made the same commitment.
The word “church” actually means “assembly” or “gathering”. The church is not the building; it is the people. But more than that, it is “the people as they come together”. In other words, “I am not the Church and you are not the Church…We are the Church”.
Once we realize that the Church is the people, not the building then we have to recognize that it is not just going to happen on Sundays. Jesus said, “wherever two or more are gathered in my name, there I am…”. That’s right, Church happens wherever and whenever two or more Christians are hanging out talking about him.
One of the last things that Jesus told his disciples was to go into all of the world and tell people the good news about him. Jesus offers humanity the hope that we are all looking for and it is up to the “Church” to tell everyone all across the world. It is our vision, here at Abundant Life to spread the message of Jesus across the entire world. We are determined to be a “portal to the nations” for him.
BECAUSE HE LOVES US:
We all want to give ourselves to something that we feel is important. What could be more important than to know that we are loved by the creator of the universe? We have purpose and value; We are not a mistake! Abundant Life fellowship believes that we are the Children of God and that he is passionately pursuing our hearts. We believe that Jesus’ death on the cross was the ultimate display of the love of God for humanity. This is why we Worship Jesus Together, Everyday and Everywhere…Because He Loves Us!