Dream for the church

Mar 27, 2017 by

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I have a dream of seeing the church embodying the love of Christ in all its relationships, being hospitable, compassionate and having friendships with all, regardless of their sexual orientation or level of commitment to Jesus. I have a dream of seeing the church speaking the truth in love and warning of the consequences of sinful life choices, such as sexual activity outside the marriage bond of one man and one woman. I have a dream of a church whose members walk alongside each other, encouraging one another to live holy, righteous and just lives, bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit. I have a dream of a church that welcomes all and proclaims the kingdom of God with joy, compassion and boldness, knowing that through Jesus’ death we can have forgiveness of sin and transformed lives. I have a dream of a church that takes God’s Word as its gold standard for teaching and living. I continue to dream and hope and pray.

Richard Keeler
Harrisonburg, Va.

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