What does God ask of us?
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbour as yourself.”
Life is worship. We all worship something. God, as he revealed himself in his Word, invites us to worship him. He invitationally commands us to worship him alone. Why? Because he is the one and only true God who made us in his image. After we rebelled against him this world was plunged into sin and misery. He stepped in to save this world through the person of Jesus Christ, who died on the cross and rose again for us. He ascended on high and will come again. In Christ we have a new life that begins now already by faith in him. Because of everything God has done for us, we live lives of grateful worship to him and him alone.
The church is the collective group (or body) of those who have been saved by Jesus who seek to worship him with their lives. The church gathers weekly to worship together as a fellowship of spur each other on towards good deeds in all of life. We sing, we pray, we read the Bible, and we hear the gospel proclaimed as we gather. We at Rehoboth seek to ‘do everything in the Name of the Lord Jesus’ as we worship him living out the good news of the gospel in everyday life.
Love GOD (UP) Gospel in Everyday Living
Loving God is first and foremost in all things. To love is only possible through Jesus Christ. “We love because he first loved us.” We only can love God because he loved us first. It is through his loved poured into us that we increasingly desire to grow in him. “Now this is eternal life, that they may know the One true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.”
Love each other (IN) forming a community of believers
Love for God and being loved by Him flows from us into the relationships around us. This begins with the fellowship of believers because this is where we form community. Love shows up by being there for each other and doing life together as family, a family of God.
“As I have loved you,” says Jesus in John 13, “so you must love one another. By this all people will know you are my disciples if you love one another.”
Love those around us (OUT) on mission to the places we live
Love for God and love for each other will spill over into the lives of those around us as well. “Therefore as we have opportunity let us do good to everyone…” Any good we do is that which pours out of the love we received from God first. God calls us to love those around us by coming alongside those in our lives and communities, and together looking to Jesus as the only source of truth, hope and peace in all of life.