Friday – John 3: 13-15
No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
Discussion Questions: Take a few moments and slowly reread this passage. Who is the only one who has descended from heaven? As such, who is the only one who can tell us for certain what God’s will is and how to get to heaven? The people who looked to the lifted up serpent in Moses’ day were healed. How does Jesus being lifted up on the cross bring healing and eternal life to us? How have you experienced the power of sin and it’s destructive power in your life? How have you experienced the darkness, isolation and despair of sin? Imagine taking all the sins of everyone who has ever lived into your heart, mind and soul. Imagine what that was like for Jesus. Does he know what sin does to a heart, mind and soul? Does he condemn us or set us free from our sins? How does being saved by what Jesus did for us (grace) change the way we treat others today? Ask God to help you walk in grace, hope, love and faith all day as He shines through you. Prayer.
Light of Christ Church
A Place to Belong
Years ago a lady who had not attended worship in a very long time came to Light of Christ. After a few weeks she told us something we hope to never forget. She said, "No one needs a church. Everyone needs a church family." We are finding this longing in many people. In a world where we are surrounded by superficiality, God has created us to be in meaningful, loving, and encouraging relationships. Not only do we have a church family, but we also join together with God’s family across time and place. Heaven is cheering us on, so that all may come home to our Father and His perfect love and peace.
A Place to Believe
We have been created to believe in God. The problem is we tend to misplace that faith. We put our faith in ourselves, our families, other people, or in things simply working out by themselves. No wonder there is so much disillusionment and despair! At LOC we encourage each other with this simple phrase: “Eyes on Jesus”. He is the Author and Perfector of our faith. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is the Vine and we are the branches. He is the bread of heaven. He is everything! We place our faith in Jesus, learn to follow Him, and He takes care of the rest.
A Place to Be Loved
God has created us to love us and our deepest spiritual need is to be loved. So what is the problem? Distractions. We live in a world that knows nothing about unconditional love, because the world does not know Jesus. The world is chasing what Christ freely gives to us: perfect love. We cannot save ourselves from our sins, so Jesus paid for all of them and for all time. It is finished! He died for us so we can live with God forever. This is love. Accept His gift of unconditional love. We are all saved by grace so that no one can boast. As we continually receive His love, we get the joy of pouring it out to our family, friends, neighbors … everyone. LOC is a place to be loved and to love like never before.
A Place to Become
“God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus. ” (Max Lucado) This says it wonderfully: we are created to conform our lives to Jesus, not to the world. As followers of Jesus we are always becoming more and more like Him, through the work of the Holy Spirit within us. More grace, more love, more peace, more hope, more joy, more gentleness, more compassion, and more strength as we follow Jesus. We are forever becoming, without ever arriving … at least in this life! This is the adventure we are created to live, caring for others every step of the way. Your adventure awaits!
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John 8: 12
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
At Light of Christ our focus is simply Jesus: learning to listen to Him, committing our lives to Him, and then following Him into the lives He has prepared for us. What happens next? Miracles.
Notice in the above scripture that Jesus says "Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Regardless of your background or your baggage, God loves you. We would love to meet you on Sunday at 10am.
10:00 am Sunday mornings
We would love to have you join us for worship this Sunday at Light of Christ. What should you expect? Love, peace, laughter, perhaps some tears, and for your mind to truly be challenged by the Living Lord. We believe God will touch your heart, mind and soul, and give you a vision of who you are meant to be in Him.
One of our newest members summed it up this way, after just her second week in worship: "I didn't know I was even missing anything until I came here." (Jenn C.) Another put it this way, "We came to LOC and saw all these genuinely happy people everywhere. It was like a celebration in a big house and I wanted to come in!" (Denis H.) He has, and is now experiencing a peace and power previously unknown in his life.
God loves you just as you are. So do we. Hope to see you Sunday.
"And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time" Matthew 28: 20
We celebrate the Lord's Supper the first Sunday of the month. All who love Jesus are welcome to receive this gift from heaven.
Light of Christ Preschool
Light of Christ Christian Preschool welcomes all children in a setting that offers a safe place to learn and grow spiritually, socially, physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Underlying all activities is the desire to help children know and love God and think about and care for others. Curriculum includes individual and group times to learn through hands-on, developmentally appropriate learning and play activities.