imagine a church where we sacrifice everything we can't keep to make a lasting impact on a generation we may not see.
Jesus calls each and every one of his followers to make an incredible sacrifice. After all, Jesus did that for us.
As followers of Jesus, we also have a responsibility to the next generation and the generations to come. 100 years from now, the job we had, the home we lived in and the places we vacationed won't matter. The only thing that will truly matter is how the gospel has shaped our lives and as a result the impact we have made on those around us.
We want that impact to be a lasting impact.
Not only your family, but people you may never meet!
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I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old— 3 things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. 4 We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. 5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel,which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, 6 so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. 7 Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.
Grace Hill Church helps people find and follow Jesus Christ.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.” Matthew 28:19-20
Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. Luke 15:3-7
“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47
Acts 2:42-47 has been and will continue to be the model for what the local church could be. In that model we see three very distinct realities; their environments, their relationships and their sacrifice. We want to model ourselves after the church in Acts 2 by following this same approach.
We want every person at Grace Hill Church to see their whole life as an intentional environment to help make a lasting impact. The same applies to everything we do as a church.
We want every person at Grace Hill Church to see every relationship they have as an intentional opportunity to help make a lasting impact.
We want every person at Grace Hill Church to seek out opportunities to make an intentional sacrifice in the lives of others and for their own life to help make a lasting impact on a generation they may not see.
1. Uncompromising Integrity- We will honor Christ and His church with integrity. If we live with integrity, nothing else matters. If we don’t live with integrity, nothing else matters.
So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it. Proverbs 2:20-21
Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall. Proverbs 28:18
2. Better Together- We will partner with those inside and outside the church to be better together. The local church is the hope of the world and we know we can accomplish infinitely more together than apart.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.
25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. Acts 11:25-26
3. Irrational Generosity- We will lead the way with irrational generosity. It is an honor to sacrifice our time, talent, finances and preferences for Christ and His church.
And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35
4. Relentless Love- We will love…period. No matter who you are, you matter to God and to his people. In every environment, relationship and sacrifice, love is the greatest asset we can leverage to accomplish what God has called us to do.
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7