TrueLife has been going through a message series that we have just finished, “The Original March Madness!” It was a great series. As I was thinking through the series, I was thinking what were some key thoughts that have been communicated.
#1 TLC Core Value: “You can belong before you believe.” You can be part of community and experience the love of Christ through the Church before you commit your life to Christ. What I love about this core value is that Jimmy Long has said in his book Generating Hope that there will be two conversations for the postmodern. A conversion of community and then a conversion to God. Our core value opens the door to reaching the postmodern generation.
#2 “Chasing the miracle moment instead of experiencing the miraclous life.? We meet a lot of people chasing after a miracle moment instead of expecting God to work through our lives everyday. The miraculous life is being a source of encouragement to those who are in dispair, it is praying and believing that God is with us and working out the details in our life that are beyond our control. The miraclous life is allowing Christ to be part of our life everyday.
#3 God has called us to share our life with others and to not to live life alone. I really believe that we cannot make it the long haul with our journey to follow Christ without joining with the community of believers and being involved in each others life. I need you just as much as you need me. I think it is key to point out that being involved with other believers means that we share what God is doing in our lives and also extending to others support and exceptance.
I know in the series other things stand out like: being pentecostal – which means to be in community, be inclusive and live missional lives, but my real question goes out to other TrueLifers:
– What stands out in your mind as we went through The Original March Madness?
– Second, Do you have any stories of what has happened in your life through the series?