Fellowship, Relationship, Discipleship
"... Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:39 (NLT)
"... You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind." Matthew 22:37 (NLT)
"Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:35 (NLT)
We can't give away what we haven't received. To give away God's love, we must first receive it ourselves. Father God invites everyone to know him intimately through spending time together (fellowship). As we experience his loving-kindness, mercy, and grace, our relationship grows closer. This softens our hearts and we develop a hunger to learn his ways, for him to disciple us. As time goes on, we get filled up to overflowing with God's love. Like a dam which overflows, his love spills over onto others as we fellowship and build relationship, opening the door to discipleship.
Life Church believes the best way to grow the Kingdom of God is to follow his instructions to love people. Imperfect people growing together, learning to receive and give love the way God designed.