Reaching people with the gospel is one of the mandates of the Master. Romans 10:13-17 reminds us that "whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" but without a messenger obeying the call to preach the gospel no one can respond to the invitation. The Lord gave this commission to His church promising a partnership with authority and power to do the work of the Kingdom.
During this Christmas season, as we reflect on the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, we must remember why He has kept us here on earth. Though this world is not our home, and we look forward to the return of the Lord, we have a mandate and responsibility to remain in the world but not of the world. While we wait for the blessed return of Jesus, there is much work to be done ... we dare not abandon ship in the midst of the storm.
The Apostle Paul strongly exhorted the church to awaken from sleep and walk wisely, carefully observing the conditions of our present world. "Redeeming the time" because the days are evil, we must understand in these times what the will of God is.
When Jesus came, He came to deal with sin and not just the consequences of sin. Much of our human attempts to deal with the hurts, hang-ups, and heartbreaks that plague our society fall short of being effective or lasting for one simple reason ... the source of the brokenness of our world is due to the enemy of our soul, Satan, and his minions.
The job description of Satan is "he comes to steal, kill and destroy" that's his total agenda. What he can't steal, he will try to kill, what he can't kill he will attempt to destroy so that there is no hope of recovery. But Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8b) and not just that ... He came to that we may have "LIFE AND THAT MORE ABUNDANTLY."
There are some great changes happening in downtown Loveland and we are excited for the progress and the opportunity for a thriving business community. We are also looking forward to continuing to contribute to the healing and restoration of members of the community through the ministry of Christ's Church of the Rockies and the Front Porch Outreach.
With the rapid development of the Foundry project, we are increasingly aware of our need to acquire a permanent location from which we can serve our city. Reaching out to the homeless and hurting with the Gospel of Christ is the commission of our Lord. It is our mission, to "co-mission" with the body of Christ in Loveland.