Purpose

PURPOSE:
CONNECT each other & experience being TOGETHER as the family of God.
Where we CONNECT with & are AWARE of & EXPERIENCE the presence of Jesus
Where we experience genuine JOY to CONNECT to Jesus and each other.
Where, when we suffer we are able to suffer well and either return to or continue in joy.
Where we are in-synch with God and each other.
Where we are our most mature at each level and stage of life.

VISION: We follow Jesus and are more aware of His presence, we affect everyone he wants us to affect by:
CONNECTING with God & Others. Not just being friendly, pleasant, or just listening. The connection is much more personal and genuine. It’s engaging others at the heart level and even the spirit level.

Experience Jesus with us:  “…and shalt call his name IMMANUEL.”  (God WITH US) Isaiah 7:14

Jesus wants us to EXPERIENCE His Word, Heart, and Spirit.  “And you will EXPERIENCE the truth, and the experience of the truth (about yourself and Jesus) will set you free.”  John 8:32
The genuine experience of someone is CONNECTION.
Experience Jesus being with us in our worship together.  “…my Father will love them, and I will love them.  And I will reveal (show, disclose, manifest) Myself to each one of them.”  John 14:21 NLT

Experience Jesus as we serve the way He leads us to serve.  “I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence…”  John 8:38 NIV  Ever since Adam and Eve picked what they thought was ‘good’ on there own, people have thought they could pick what was the best thing to do.  Jesus is saying even he did not do and say what he wanted to.  Jesus only did and said what the heavenly Father was doing and saying.  So we should be like the Apostle Paul, “follow me as I follow Christ.”
Experience a process of maturing:  “The Spirit beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the (immature, newborn) children of God.”  Romans 8:16    “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the (mature, grown up) sons of God.”
Experience Jesus by surrendering to his care and will.  “That I may experience Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable into His death.”  Philippians 3:10

1. Love God.
2. Love others. (Enemies, strangers, everyone who despitefully uses us, even friends and family.)

For more information email Pastor Ken Paul, M.A. Counseling.

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