So how does the church fit into all of this? God's plan to make us more and more like his Son... more and more holy, involves the church! God has given us some pretty great gifts to aid us in developing Christ-likeness. He has given us His Word, His Holy Spirit and His Church to help us become holy.
In the church he has given us leaders to teach and lead us, he has give us one another to encourage, teach & model Christ-likeness, he has given communion & the Lords Supper to remind us what Christ did to purchase our forgiveness and he has given us opportunity to display the holiness of Jesus through ministry in and through the church.
The church is a HUGE part of God's plan to make us like his Son! To make us His holy people.
I want to encourage you to commit to the Word, to commit to praying for and with the church, to commit to being lead in the church, to commit to one another, to commit to enthusiastically celebrate the Gospel in church life and to take every opportunity to display the likeness of Christ by serving the church and serving the city through the church.
Hope Church! In order to value these things you must recognize that you need the church and the church needs you! Be committed to the church so you can become more like Jesus! Lets set as our aim in 2015 to become more Holy, shining the beauty of Jesus all around us.