“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:2-3
Have you ever wondered where FredWes got the idea of “Loving People to Life?”
There is little doubt it is a catchy slogan that has a warm sound to it, but so what?
What does it mean?
Why does it matter?
Over the next five Sundays at FredWes we plan answer the “So What” question about our mission and we will go retro to do it!
I could go to the Book of Acts and document our mission as an extension of their mission (because it is) but I will go back to God’s call to Abraham. It is powerfully clear what God intended for His people in the Land of Promise He envisioned using Abraham to establish.
God’s covenant-driven call to Abraham was shaped by God’s vision of what a place that developed healthy God-worshippers should look like. It captivated Abraham and lured him far away from his comfort zone.
In these several but significant verses I see God’s guidance and blueprint for a healthy place for His people, a place where people can be loved to life! As I framed the vision for FredWes I shared the same passion God infused in Abraham when He called him to be the Founder of a Land of Promise.
A place that attracts and develops healthy God-followers creates an environment that is:
A PLACE WHERE IT IS EASY TO BELIEVE
A PLACE WHERE IT IS EASY TO BELONG
A PLACE WHERE IT IS EASY TO BLESS
At the risk of being presumptive, I believe the reason you decided to make FredWes your church home is because you found these healthy faith factors in operation within our fellowship.
In an environment created by these faith-building factors it is easy to love people to life!
If you have been drawn to FredWes because of this environment I want to ask you for three things as your pastor:
1) Commit to loving God with all your life
2) Allow us to continue loving you to life.
3) Ask God to use you to love others to life and let FredWes help
Will you make a place in your heart for that?